Will Verizon, AT&T, or Comcast, benefit from the Net Neutrality repeal?


The so-called Net Neutrality principle used to enshrine the prohibition for the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and other ISPs to give preferential treatment to certain content before others on their networks. They couldn't, say, make Netlflix or Facebook have faster access to their networks, or, respectively, slow down those who don't pay, essentially turning the Interwebs into a toll road. That's been the basic principle of the Internet for a good while.

Not anymore, though, as the FCC just repealed those Net Neutrality rules, opening the floodgates for preferential treatments of "rich" and "poor" content providers, and the whole lot of conflicts of interest stemming from this. Considering that Verizon owns Yahoo's digital media, AT&T is trying to acquire Time Warner, and T-Mobile or Sprint are throwing in Netflix or Hulu for free on their networks, do you think that carriers will benefit from gutting Net Neutrality, and play arbiters to the increasingly vast amount of content that can be accessed through their networks, or will it all work out in the end?

Will the net neutrality repeal be a boon for carriers?

Yes, they'll turn their networks into toll roads
Nah, access priority will stay largely the same

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