Reply to post: Re: Please explain: why do we NEED this so-called "net neutrality" again?

FCC: Oh no, deary me. What a shame. Too bad, so sad we can't do net neutrality appeal during the US govt shutdown

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Please explain: why do we NEED this so-called "net neutrality" again?

If everyone had a clear choice of ISPs offering similar speeds and facilities, it'd not be an issue since any slowdowns or service prioritisation which adversely affected customers would simply result in customers jumping ship to whoever was being the least dickish/greedy. But for much of the US, there is only one practical choice for an ISP so users at their mercy to take it or leave it. If the only ISP in your area decides to start charging pay services like Netflix for access, and then charging the users to make sure their Netflix access isn't de-prioritised, who are you going to switch to or complain to?

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