The Net Neutrality Debate Hits the Healthcare Industry

November 24, 2014

While many people see the issues surrounding net neutrality as strictly consumer facing, there is a growing concern among those within the healthcare industry should new regulations pass or fail. Many of these concerns are centered around the data most medical providers are now using to store and transmit patient information and records. Should new regulations be put into place, healthcare providers can potentially see an increase to their operating costs given the need to spend more to assure fast data speeds. The water is still very muddled as to what new limits and exceptions may be placed on high priority data, such as the information being passed and used by healthcare providers, but the debate continues to intensify. 

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