Yes, for consumers it's downhill.
I agree ... it's the beginning of the end of net neutrality. When
Comcast squeezed Netflix' nuts we all felt a sharp twinge of pain.
Too big to fail has turned into 'too big to lose'. Thanks, FCC and
DOJ and a bought and paid for Congress.
For consumers, it's all downhill from here. Say goodnight, Gracie.
Yes, for consumers it's likely to be similar to the time when C-band open feeds slowly disappeared and create-your-own package options became package options: not-very-expensive, expensive, very-expensive, outrageously-expensive. Then the international media conglomerates bought up most channels after creating a number of their own. And just like most of this forum's members won't read this thread, within a decade most Americans will think Netflix, HULU+, etc., at $43.99 a month each is outrageous not because of Comcast, Disney, News Corp, etc., and the government but because of Netfix management. And they certainly won't think it's their fault because they thought the important issues in the 2014 Congressional elections were gay rights and Obamacare and voted accordingly.
But international conglomerates are just greedy selfish persons too....
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