Net Neutrality

Netflix Threatens to Rally Customers to Support Net Neutrality

Yes, why should people have to pay more for something they use more of?

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Netflix is threatening to rally its roughly 34 million domestic users against a hotly contentious ruling last week overturning laws that heretofore stated all data on the internet should be treated equally.

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals against net neutrality in a case brought by Verizon against the FCC means that service providers can now theoretically charge inflated fees to companies like Netflix, for instance, whose video streaming facilities require more bandwidth.

Translation: the end of net neutrality could hypothetically mean that streaming quality diminishes or that consumers must pay more to ensure that streaming bandwidth remains high.