218090, RE: The End of Net neutrality|
Posted by jasonlevine, Mon Dec-18-17 03:07 PM
The reason that Net Neutrality popped up in 2015 is that some big ISPs (AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast specifically) decided that they could make extra money if they not only charged users for Internet access, but slowed down/blocked services unless the people who ran those services paid the ISPs for access. Now, we're going to go back to that time. Big service companies like Google and Netflix can afford the added cost (but look for your Netflix bill to rise), but smaller companies will find they can't compete because they won't be able to afford the "good" pipe and will be shunted to the slow lane.