From Vending Market Watch
Internet Ruling Could Influence Micro Market Connections
A recently overturned Federal Communication Commission ruling could have adverse effects on the vending industry – specifically micro markets. It started in 2010, when the FCC released the Open Internet Order – which barred internet providers from charging higher fees or reducing speeds for extremely high bandwidth usage – as well as other net neutrality rules.
However, in January 2014, the FCC’s rule was challenged in federal court and the bandwidth aspect was overturned.
The issue has already affected at least one micro market provider who was forced to renegotiate with its existing internet service provider or switch to a new service.
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