SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anonymizer Inc., the world’s oldest commercial VPN service and global leader in privacy, anonymity and identity solutions, today announced its continued support for network neutrality. The company has a longstanding commitment to empower user anonymity online and in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to overturn the 2015 Net Neutrality regulations, Anonymizer will continue to preserve the rights of users to access the internet without fear of interference by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
“The roll back of Net Neutrality regulations leaves the door open for ISPs to favor different sources of traffic on their networks, including their own content, and the content of their partners,” said Lance Cottrell, Founder of Anonymizer. “We believe that every person and organization should have equal access to, and function on, any site on the internet and we will continue to support our users in avoiding potentially discriminatory actions by ISPs.”
Cottrell explains, “In many ways, internet connectivity is like water or electricity – a utility delivered to your doorstep. Those utilities don’t get to control how you use the resources they provide, or limit your ability to plug in certain brands of appliances. An ISP is providing transport for my packets across the internet. They should not have any say or bias about where they go.”
In most American cities and towns, a single ISP has the monopoly on fast network connections, which reduces competition and makes changing providers to combat potential discrimination simply not an option. Internet users and companies are forced to trust that their ISP will not view the contents of user communication, whether to read, modify, or delay it. Deals that prioritize internet traffic from certain companies hugely disadvantages new startups and is likely to significantly reduce future innovation.
For over 21 years, Anonymizer has protected the privacy and security of consumers worldwide, and supports strong network neutrality regulations to keep the internet a level playing field, open to everyone. Until those regulations return, using a VPN service can prevent ISPs from spying on, modifying, and potentially slowing the contents of their communication based on the services being visited. The ISP is forced to either allow all traffic in the VPN to flow unrestricted, or hobble traffic to every service equally.
The Anonymizer personal VPN will never view, track, or keep logs of the websites users visit, helping to keep online activities safe and private. All traffic is directed through an encrypted tunnel, past an ISP’s network, directly from the user’s computer to Anonymizer’s secure and hardened servers and network. This process masks the user’s real IP address to ensure that they can maintain anonymity throughout all of their online activities. For more information about Anonymizer, and to learn how the service ensures complete and continuous anonymity online, please visit https://www.anonymizer.com.
For over 21 years, Anonymizer has maintained a flawless track record of protecting consumer privacy on the internet. In addition, Anonymizer has created censorship circumvention solutions and worked with multiple human rights organizations around the world to protect people under oppressive regimes. More information can be found at www.anonymizer.com.