How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to repeal the Net Neutrality protections it adopted in 2015. Here’s what that means for the future of the internet.


6 Responses to How the end of net neutrality could change the internet

  1. So much misinformation on this.
    *ALL* the cool kids are totally in favor of Net Neutrality. Who could be against Neutrality, right?

    …well, there’s a reason Google, Facebook, Twitter, and everyone left-leaning in any way wants Net Neutrality.
    Big Govt controlling what is “fair”, instead of the people on the internet itself deciding what they want to see is *exactly* what the Left wants. The big corporations like Google, Twitter, et al, don’t mind Big Govt controlling the web because they have the $ to lobby for what will benefit them and block competition from upstarts.

    All ending Net Neutrality does is bring freedom on the internet back to where it was in early 2015.
    Since Net Neutrality kicked in, Google was able to demonitize YouTube, destroying the livelihood of content producers everywhere. Net Neutrality enabled that. Getting rid of Net Neutrality won’t bring it back like flipping a light switch, but it makes it easier for YouTube to get competition that will encourage them to re-monetize.

    There are trade-offs, as there always are. Some will lose that won under Net Neutrality.

    But ending Net Neutrality was a huge win for keeping the internet free, unfettered, and in the hands of the users instead of Govt and the corporations’ lobbyists.

  2. The problem starts with the formula — because your ISP has a (temporary? short term?) monopoly, our government must impose various regulations to ensure standards and fairness. But it ENDS with the inverse — because our ISP has met (old) standards and complied with (old) regulations, your government must protect our perpetual monopoly (profits.)

    See, Taxicab services vs Uber and Lyft. See Pennsylvania state liquor stores. See about any heavily regulated industry ever.

    “Net Neutrality” may have been fine as a theory in 2003. By 2015 it had become a slogan, and certainly had not become good public policy.

  3. Honestly, this concerns me as an employee of a mobile games company. Our games are known to be so heavy, and the American market is so huge. I wonder whether or not this move withh impact our salaries. Will we lose a big part of our American customers?

    Also, how will this move affect the internet internationally in general?

    Will I not be able to use Google Hangouts and Skype to contact my family in Europe (from Korea) anymore? Or are those services limited only towards American IPs and free for other countries despite these being American apps?
    Hiw about the operating systems?
    How about “the internet of things” and “smart technology” in general, heavily depending on wi-fi?

    Also, isn’t market monopoly forbidden by law?
    This is so corrupted, it’s a shame.

    Does it mean there will form pirated internet providers and how efficient will they be?

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