When it comes to any talk about the potential impact of the recent Federal Communications Commission's decision to end net neutrality, what you may hear throughout credit union land is nothing but the sounds of silence.

Nevertheless, there are a few credit union professionals who are trying to sound the alarm and warn the industry that the removal of the net neutrality rules may lead to serious repercussions in operations, payments and marketing. Net neutrality, enacted in 2015, prohibited internet service providers from discriminating against any lawful content and applications.

Other credit union professionals, however, don't think credit unions will be affected because their content, or the products and services they provide, won't necessarily become prime targets of abuse in the absence of net neutrality.

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