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Net Neutrality: 3 Things to Know About Proposed Internet ‘Fast Lane’

The move would allow ISPs to charge more for certain content


Some reports claim that the Federal Communications Commission is changing net neutrality rules in a way that could be harmful to many.

Net neutralityThe FCC will allegedly propose an internet fast lane that Internet service providers (ISPs) can offer for services that require more data. Here are three things you should know about the proposed internet fast lane.

  • Internet services could become more expensive – The move would allow ISPs such as Comcast (CMCSA) and Verizon (VZ) to charge services such as Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) for faster internet. The move would violate current net neutrality rules that all internet traffic should be treated equally.
  • What does this mean for consumers? – Consumers might end up being the biggest losers if this deal comes through. Many believe that if services such as Netflix pay ISPs for these services, they will recoup that money by charging extra fees to its customers.
  • Is any of this true? – The FCC was quick to deny allegations of a fast lane, saying that net neutrality rules will not change in a way that harms consumers or competition.

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