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Recent ruling may completely change the face of the Internet

  • A court ruled yesterday that Internet service providers are free to function without the non-discrimination rules of the FCC. The death of net neutrality may mean big changes for the users. 

    The Wall Street Journal mentioned that this could adversely affect sites such as YouTube and Netflix since these services take plenty of bandwidth and their profits may decrease if asked to pay a usage fee. 

    There are worries apart from such fees and providers could choose to completely block some websites. For instance, it's possible that Comcast users end up with no access to services such as Netflix. 

    The Journal noted that this change may enable the FCC "to craft rules in a different form that might accomplish its earlier intentions."

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