The FCC is planning new net neutrality rules. And they could enshrine pay-for-play. - The Washington Post
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
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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