If providers charge significant fees for faster website downloads, larger companies will have the ability to pay the fees, while startup sites and small companies will not.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2014
fishbat, a leading Long Island web design firm, discusses the impact of the federal net neutrality rules being overturned. This means that Internet companies may have to start charging other websites to use certain amounts of bandwidth.
According to a Wall Street Journal article published on January 14, titled, “Court Tosses Rules of Road for Internet,” this could be the start of a new era of the Internet where companies might have to pay in order to get more bandwidth.
The article says Bandwidth is a vital piece of the electronic world, and it comes with seriously high demand. With a tiered Internet service, companies will be competing with one another to get as much bandwidth as possible. Content heavy websites like Google and Netflix need as much bandwidth as they can get, especially when it comes to video streaming and high volumes of traffic.
This has the potential to become a major controversy because the Internet companies can now control who can receive the most bandwidth, the article explains. Some people think this means Internet companies will have too much power. Netflix, for example, spends a lot of money on getting the rights for TV shows and movies, as well as moving data-related costs. Now that it might have to deal with major bandwidth costs, it could force them to increase prices for the consumer.
Scott Darrohn, COO and “Big Tuna” at fishbat, says that this decision could have a significant impact on the evolution of the Internet. “If providers charge significant fees for faster website downloads, larger companies will have the ability to pay the fees, while startup sites and small companies will not,” he says. “This would eventually lead to monopolies. It all comes down to how the fees are applied. For example, Google pays a ton of money for the fastest download speed. However, maybe a better search engine emerges, but cannot afford the same download fees. Due to slow download speed, the better alternative will never take off because users will not tolerate slower download speeds.”
fishbat is a full-service digital marketing firm and social media agency dedicated to connecting all types of businesses with their target audiences in the most effective and efficient way. Through innovative strategies in social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), branding, web design, reputation management and public relations, fishbat promotes a consistent and professional online voice for all of its clients.