Could we please stop with the ad hominem attack that conservatives are too stupid to make up their own minds about anything? There is opinion out there, and liberals don't have a lock on what is the truth of the matter, so you can just cut that **** out right now.
Is that a problem now? Because I don't see anyone coming forth with proof that this is indeed an ongoing problem that needed to be corrected immediately.You can remain skeptical if you like, but Net Neutrality is really simple. Net Neutrality means that data is data. Essentially, the ISPs are required to be blind. 10GB from NetFlix is the same as 10GB from FoxNews.com or 10GB from scatporntorrents.com.
Again, could you provide proof that this is an ongoing problem right now that mandated the FCC to side step the constitutional method of congress, and making law themselves through regulation?The FCC's ruling does not actually create Net Neutrality. (the opposite, really) Maybe that's where you're drawing the confusion. Net Neutrality is anti-authoritarian, as it would ensure that no entity, private or public, could treat data from msnbc.com any differently than it treats data from foxnews.com. No entity could charge you more for data from foxnews.com than from msnbc.com. The FCC's ruling really does exactly the opposite. Your ISP can now charge you an extra fee to get data from foxnews.com and not charge you that fee for msnbc.com, with the express intent of funneling subcribers towards msnbc.com instead of foxnews.com. Net Neutrality would have prevented this.
You are basing a lot of this on could be's and might happens....I don't see where this is happening now.There is a de-facto monopoly on that last-mile piece of cable that delivers internet data to your home. That cable was largely paid for with your money. Taxpayers funded this infrastructure. We paid tax dollars to fund all these highways we have around, imagine if those same construction companies could arbitrarily plant a toll booth on your driveway. You paid for them to build that residential street, and now they have the ability to selectively charge an extra fee to anyone going in and out of your driveway. They like Toyota, so Toyota vehicles get a pass. You like GM cars? Parking fee $10.99/month. It's your goddamned driveway, they're your goddamned roads, but the FCC has given this power to ISPs, who, by the way, have a government-sanctioned monopoly in most markets.
Again....Gheeze....Does this happen now?The worst part is, it's not you, the subscriber, who is really going to shoulder the burden. It's the little guy with his little website who can't afford to pay off a multibillion dollar ISP that is really going to suffer. The internet small business man is going to be stuck with 56k speeds for his website. Bestbuy.com can pay off the ISPs for access to the fast lane. Can Joe's Web Shop?