Repealing Net Neutrality and Its Possible Effects on Small Businesses

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has made it clear that he wants to eliminate Net Neutrality, and the vote is scheduled for later today. In short, if it passes, the Title II classification of internet providers would cease. That would remove any legal barriers the FCC has for stopping internet providers from throttling a person’s service, blocking users from certain websites, and implementing paid “fast lanes.” This could also lead to new limitations on free speech. All of these should be of concern to the average American.

It is clear that corporate megaliths like Comcast will benefit from the abolition of net neutrality, but how will small business people fare under these changes?

Online Business

If a good portion of your business takes place online, this could definitely impact your bottom line. Consumers like to save money, but they also don’t like to wait. If a site becomes noticeably slower and more cumbersome to navigate, people will be less inclined to use it.

Theoretically, if your business is deemed to be in competition with say, AT & T, there would be nothing to stop that company from slowing down their subscribers’ access to your website. In addition to declining sales, fewer visitors per day will also cause your site’s search ranking to sink, making it less likely to attract new traffic. Also, if you host promotional videos, slower speed will cause them to freeze and buffer, leading to fewer views and people exiting prematurely.

Extra Cost

Of course, should these changes occur, your business would likely have the option to pay the provider a higher fee and not face these speed limitations. But who wants to pay extra for their internet, particularly when it seems likely that said fees will regularly increase? It’s essentially the equivalent of paying protection money to the mob and being subject to their whims.

It is possible that such a situation will motivate start-up companies to offer cheaper packages aimed at the small business person. Alas, everything about this bill seems like a handout to the big boys, so it is tough to say whether such upstarts could even get enough of a foothold to make a go of it.

 

JHSC Certification In Ontario

pshsaWhat is PSHSA? PSHSA stands for Public Services Health and Safety Association located at the country of Canada. The PSHSA was founded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. They also work with Ontario’s Public and Broader Public Sector employers and employees. They provide resources, consulting and training to reduce possibilities dangers at workplace and avoid occupational injuries and illnesses. The vision and mission of the Public Services Health and Safety Association focused on the safety and health of each worker. To create a safer environment in their workplace. This will be achieving by collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer.

To be a good leader in health and safety you must be actively vision everything, can change for the best, take risks if you have to and be creative or resourceful. PSHSA also engaged, associating and sharing concepts to get other perspectives that will improve the capacity of success. The Public Services Health and Safety Association takes their responsibilities seriously. They are committed in everything they do and they also believe in recognizing, transparency and celebrating endeavors. They also valued differences and diversity because they have earned the trust and confidence of the stakeholders. Lastly, the Public Services Health and Safety Association always delivered high results in terms of the standards and goals they need to meet. They achieved this goal because of their good traits and attitudes. That is being in a constant improvement, persistence, proficient and professionalism.

The PSHSA can be found across Ontario. They can provide trainings that sooner or later can benefit your workplace. Upon completion of all the training, the Part 1 Part 2 and refresher training, the JHSC certification in Ontario will be given to all individuals who participated. Without the certification, there will be no proof of completion and you cannot perform your duties right. For more info regarding the training that the PSHSA provide, you can visit this link pshsa.ca.

Changing For The Better

chaI’m constantly looking to better our community and society by implementing changes through policy or outreach. That’s why I’m extremely focused on creating change surrounding the topic of safety and health. We need to provide change and that change must be for the better.

We need to take control of the budget and be able to implement more health and safety especially in the workplace. There can be many accidents that can be prevented primarily due to more training and less negligence on the part of the employer. If we push forward to help budget around these training programs and safety instructions, we can definitely reduce the number of accidents that happen.

Support me in my policies for change and to help our community grow together.