Will the Outcome of the Net Neutrality Debate Derail the Cloud Computing Train?


Cloud computing is changing the game on how business is conducted and how businesses operate much like the PC revolution. And the cloud computing trend is roaring forward. A new wave of cheap mobile devices will soon provide many more people with access to the Internet and mobile app market. Then there is the tablet wave that was introduced with the iPad. Indeed, Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Leo Apotheker promised to boost earnings and dividends sharply in coming years as it pushes aggressively into the cloud computing space. However, is Senator Al Franken correct when he told the crowd at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX that “the party may be over [for the Internet]”? Senator Franken accused big telecommunications corporations like Comcast of hoping to destroy the openness and freedom of the Internet by changing for the amount of bandwidth used by content providers. He said the Net Neutrality debate is “the First Amendment issue of our time.”

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