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What Is Net Neutrality, and How Can It Affect Your Business? Reddit's Alexis Ohanian walks us through the basics.

By Mikal E. Belicove

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Q: What is net neutrality, and how can it affect my business?

A: We enjoy an open network in which internet service providers (ISPs) distribute the information we send and receive on a neutral basis--meaning without preferential treatment. In this best-case-scenario environment, all internet traffic is treated equally.

But this setup isn't guaranteed, and it's an issue that needs to be watched carefully, according to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit, the social news website powered by user-submitted content. We asked him about the importance of net neutrality in creating parity for all businesses.

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