Net neutrality advocates just lost their biggest battle yet. Welcome to "Internet 3.0." (This is a good article to read to understand the consequences of the court ruling in favor of Verizon could play...
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This is a very, great article to tell you about the New Internet #3 age you are about to enter if you don't shout out but instead sit down and let them tell you what you are going to "get" on your dime of course...nothing is free....The telecoms and ISPs fought hard, lobbied hard and even have yet another one of their revolving door guys in the top regulator spot to seal the deal and beat citizens. This will put customers into their pockets along with the officials and regulators they have been buying with revolving door high end job offers......… only customers won't get any high paid job because we are the ones that have to pay for those revolving door deals.
Excerpt: "Caught at the whirling nexus of theory and regulation and commerce, the average internet user’s fate is uncertain. But today, a new and unexpected possibility has made itself clear: We may be entering the era of sponsored data — the era of an internet that we don’t directly pay for, but that we also don’t control. It’s the old net neutrality nightmare, in other words, disguised as a gift."
"The appeal of such an arrangement to a regular customer is obvious: you would pay less for your data, at least directly. “Consumers don’t like it when you take things away,” says Feld, so “carriers need to be more subtle than that.” They will do so primarily, he says, by creating “artificial scarcity” — data caps — and requiring customers, or now, internet companies, to buy their way around them.
The appeal of the latter arrangement to the internet’s largest companies is evenmore obvious: It would give them unprecedented control over the internet and its users. If, in this future, you’re choosing between two streaming music services, and one of them pays for your data, there’s a very good chance you’re going to pick that one."