With the rollback of “Net Neutrality” by the FCC yeaterday, a lot of folks are hearing a lot about how this will or won’t affect you, the consumer.
Basically, it means that internet providers can charge different fees for different services; and they can treat different websites or outlets differently.
For instance, Comcast, which owns both Xfinity and Hulu, could decide to provide faster service to Hulu and slower service to direct competitor Netflix. Or any competitor of Hulu’s.
Additionally, if Comcast had a particular political leaning, they could slow down or block consumer access to websites with opposing political views.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo explains better than I. Watch below.
CNN’s @ChrisCuomo gives you #FactsFirst on what the end of net neutrality means. pic.twitter.com/KYCU5vUIFC
— New Day (@NewDay) December 15, 2017