If you're not sure, you only have to look at the very "soft touch" years (2005-2010) and the increasing amount of lawsuits against the FCC from 2010 to 2015. ISPs and other telecom companies haven't exactly been tight-lipped about any of it. Information isn't hard to find, nor is fact from fiction. There are literally multiple websites that fact-check very popular news stores, snopes, factcheck org, politifact, etc. And those are just the popular ones. Netflix already mentioned ~2015 that Comcast has charged them for customers using their service. Is it any wonder that literally a day after Net Neutrality was repealed I got an email stating my bill would go up in 2018 for "more quality programming"? Netflix has notoriously hiked/modified their billing structure every ~2 years. Two rate hikes in a one year period? I'm skeptical.CoffeeFiend wrote:I won't pretend to know why the big ISPs lobbied so hard for it. I can only assume that it was for the very same reason any other big company lobbies for anything... $$$. Of course there is always the threat that ISPs will jack up the costs for users. But there's just as much of a possibility that they won't. Only time will tell, but I certainly hope that in the end the lack of government regulation will actually spur growth and investment in infrastructure that would actually provide the end users with a better overall product. Again, the reasons I listed above are not my own. I was merely summarizing the arguments against the repeal that I have read on various news sites, and the point was that there is so much information out there from both sides of the argument that it is hard to weed out what is fact and what is fiction.
People only don't want Net Neutrality because they either don't understand it, or they don't like government regulations. When you don't regulate companies/corporate bodies....especially larger ones (spoiler alert.....there's not very many small telecom companies left).....they exploit you, legally.