In this episode of MyTechDecisions podcast, TechDecisions Editor-in-Chief Tom LeBlanc steps in to discuss net neutrality and its impact on the industry and to technology managers with Narsi Narayanan, Senior Vice President of ClearOne.
As many of you know, on December 14th the FCC voted to remove the distinction of Title II on Internet Service Providers, effectively removing a number of restrictions and guidelines that ISPs had been forced to follow since the Title II classification was given in 2015. This vote could very well lead to the end of net neutrality as we know it, allowing ISPs to block or throttle bandwidth for different companies, offer tiered payment plans for customers to pay more to access different aspects of the internet, and more. It could also lead to more investment, better products, and better service. Those opposed and for the removal of the distinction have vastly different ideas of what it will lead to.
If you’d like to learn more, TechDecisions wrote a comprehensive article breaking down what the vote means, why some are for it and some are opposed, and what you need to know about the controversial figure behind the vote, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
In any case, the removal of Title II distinction could have serious impacts on technology managers and their organizations. Tom LeBlanc discusses these implications with Narsi. They talk about how this vote could affect meeting room technology, cloud services, how B2B communication like videoconferencing and collaboration will be affected, and more. Take a listen if you want to learn how the FCC vote might affect the systems in your organization.
In addition, TechDecisions Managing Editor Jonathan Blackwood conducts a sponsored interview with Dan Shore, Engineering Manager and Product Manager at TOA Electronics, about audioconferencing best practices and some of the solutions that TOA Electronics can provide for end users.
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Jonathan Blackwood is managing editor of TechDecisions. Jonathan joined TechDecisions in 2014 and writes about technologies that help to innovate and improve practices for companies of all sizes, K-12 and higher education, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail and large venue spaces. He is especially interested in the future of work and education and the Internet of Things. Follow him @BlackwoodTweets.