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The upcoming pre-ordained decision of the FCC to fundamentally change the way the internet works seems a direct threat to small and new businesses, and especially small upcoming tech companies.

Considered analysis of this fundamentally changed format suggests with near certainty a pay to play internet. Those with the assets and influence to affect the platform will certainly do so and stifle the smaller and under financed startups. Opportubnity to compete will no longer be driven by ideas, but rather, assets.

I do not see much in the way of analytic consideration of this on this platform of what could be, a big stick in the spokes of entrepreneurialism and the vitality of the economy as a whole.

What say you?

It is already pay-to-play. I pay $40/month for my Internet connection. It used to be $24.99, but then Verizon discontinued UseNet connections and increased the prices instead of reducing them. Now Verizon dropped supplying e-mail, offloading me to AOL. I can just imagine AOL will start billing me for e-mail after a while. Next, the web sites I wish to use will get slower service speeds, and services like Google will start hiding the sites that do not pay enough.
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