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Dec. 15, 2017 12:22 pm

If you have WhyFly, your ‘net will stay neutral

There is hope amid the Net Neutrality repeal chaos: small internet providers who choose to stay neutral.

WhyFly cofounders Mike Palita (at left) and Mark Thompson on the roof of the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Del.

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There’s been lots of concern over the past couple of days surrounding the FCC’s vote to repeal Net Neutrality. Delaware has come out squarely against the repeal — Attorney General Matt Denn was one of 18 state attorneys general who called for a delay on the vote in light of public-feedback fraud allegations, and is expected to join New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a multi-state lawsuit against the FCC.

It’s a mess and it’s confusing. But it seems the best weapon against the repeal of Net Neutrality may not be your political representatives, but your local, smaller WiFi companies.

Why? Because repealing Net Neutrality doesn’t mean the entire internet will be behind a paywall — it means that Internet Service Providers can legally charge more for certain sites and slow down others that cost less.

In Delaware, our smaller, local WiFi provider is WhyFly. And WhyFly has made their stance clear: “WhyFly is & Always will be Net Neutral.”

Many of you have asked our stance on Net Neutrality in light of all the news lately, so here it is: Repealing Net…

Posted by WhyFly Wilmington on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

From WhyFly’s official statement on Net Neutrality:

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Repealing Net Neutrality will open opportunities for shenanigans and WhyFly is a shenanigan-free company. We will remain net neutral. Big business owns your internet and we’re giving it back.

Co-Founders Mike Palita & Mark Thompson started WhyFly with the core belief that the internet and access to free information is an essential part of a quality life, facilitates learning, sharing information, connecting communities, as well as creating new economic markets.

The companies that facilitate the internet shouldn’t have a bias to what travels on said highway.

Regardless of the FCC ruling and what the other big companies are doing WhyFly will stay true to these values.

So, yeah. Just so you know.

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