RIP Net Neutrality: 2003-2017

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1
So what was going wrong preObama?
2
Oh please!

Net Neutrality wasn't in effect until 2015.

The internet before then wasn't exactly a desolate wasteland. Given whose currently in office I'm surprised the Stranger would push to lay the groundwork for government censorship of the internet..
3
Everyone chill the fuck out.

Net Neutrality is about allowing IPS's to share in the profits generated by Netflix, Hulu, etc. Basically what happens is that Netflix reaps in 100% of the profit from a show like Stranger Things while the ISP is stuck with the higher costs of transmitting so much data. Almost every industry analyst - even the ones like the Netflix CEO who are against the change - say that competitive pressure will keep the net more-or-less as-is from a consumer standpoint.

This is just garden variety political fear-trolling.