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Article · Nov 30, 2017

Bloomberg Podcast: Carbonite fights to preserve net neutrality

It's time to stand up and save net neutrality, according to Danielle Sheer, general counsel at Carbonite. Learn what you can do to help.

The Trump administration has launched an all-out attack on net neutrality—the guiding principles which ensure that all traffic on the internet is treated equally—and the time to fight back is now, according to Danielle Sheer, vice president and general counsel at Carbonite. 

“We don’t create monopolies in this country," said Sheer, who was the featured guest on a recent Bloomberg Markets podcast. "And that’s exactly what we are trying to protect against when we talk about preserving net neutrality.”

Sheer, a longtime advocate for net neutrality protections, explained why an end to net neutrality will create an unfair playing field for businesses large and small.

“The internet should be regulated like a public utility," Sheer said, "and that is exactly what the Obama administration concluded and what the Trump administration is trying to overturn."

Click on the image below to listen to the podcast now:

Bloomberg Podcast

What else can people do to save net neutrality? HBO's John Oliver has some good ideas. Watch this clip from Oliver's show "Last Week Tonight" to learn more:


Get more details on the fight to preserve net neutrality today! 


Rachel Lim

Social Media Intern

Rachel Lim is a social media intern at Carbonite. She blogs about issues affecting mid-sized businesses and other IT industry happenings.

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