Net Neutrality is Dead: What Does it Mean and What to Expect?

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On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) make historical decision to repeal the net neutrality and completely change the rule regulated since 2015.

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Nexter explains what does it mean to you and what we should expect now.

Yesterday the FCC with Ajit Pai in charge killed net neutrality rules. Honestly speaking it doesn’t necessarily mean that everything will change. But still, a big problem may raise as now providers can block, speed up or slow down their websites. Here are what might happen next:

  • The repeal is most likely mean higher prices and fewer choices for consumers.
  • Still, there is a risk that your ability to watch what you want to watch online and to use the apps that you prefer could start to change.
  • You can expect broadband providers to start limiting what you can access on the internet.
  • A repeal is a good news for large telecommunications and internet companies, who now may earn even more money.
  • Despite the new net neutrality statement assures that providers are not allowed to slow down access to websites and get money for the faster connection, many people are concerned.
  • The end of the FCC’s current rules will allow such companies as T&T, Comcast, and Verizon to prioritize their own content and services or content from their partners.
  • New net neutrality rules may lead to blocking access to services providers don’t like. They could also charge higher fees to rivals and make them pay up for higher transmission speeds, or set up “fast lanes” for their preferred services — in turn, relegating everyone else to “slow lanes.”

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