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Question #90758 posted on 02/12/2018 7:06 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Now that Net Neutrality is dead, what are the odds of Verizon (which owns Yahoo) customers finding themselves unable to get to Google or gmail, or Comcast (which owns NBC) customers unable to get to other TV content sources like the CBS streaming channel on Roku?



Dear Person,

According to this article, not too much. Well-established companies will probably do just fine, because they have big enough bank accounts to pay for high-speed service, and they're motivated to do so to keep their customer base happy. However, it could be very bad for any new companies trying to establish themselves, because they might have to pay internet providers to have their content loaded faster, and if they're just starting up they probably won't have that kind of money. And according to this article, the changes we're most likely to see as consumers of big companies' media will happen as those companies slowly roll out more fees.

I am so sorry for keeping this question overhours so long and for so little reason. Hopefully this answer is still helpful to you.