How the end of net neutrality could threaten real estate businesses

November 22, 2017 03:51PM

The FCC’s decision to repeal “net neutrality” regulations could have a significant impact on real estate companies that rely on web traffic for their businesses. The Trump administration this week announced its plan to reverse the “Open Internet Order,” which prohibits internet providers from blocking or slowing down websites. If an ISP made it more difficult or expensive to access online listings, web-centric companies — from giants like Redfin and Zillow to mom-and-pop brokerages — would struggle. This week both National Association of Realtors and Redfin released statements voicing strong opposition to the repeal, Inman reported. [Inman]