The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play. - The Washington Post

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Thu Apr 24 12:15:02 UTC 2014

Anyone afraid what will happen when companies which have monopolies can charge content providers or guarantee packet loss?

In a normal "free market", if two companies with a mutual consumer have a tiff, the consumer decides which to support. Where I live, I have one broadband provider. If they get upset with, say, a streaming provider, I cannot choose another BB company because I like the streaming company. I MUST pick another streaming company, as that is the only thing I can "choose". 

How is this good for the consumer? How is this good for the market?


Composed on a virtual keyboard, please forgive typos. 

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