12/17/2017 (Sun) 18:01:40
I just posted my conclusion in /tech/, everyones talking about this (and rightfully so)...
"From what I understand the whole thing started with a growing number of "cable cutters" (that is younger generations ditching expensive cable TV and flocking to cheaper online streaming services)... because of this the major ISPs were losing billions of dollars over the last decade. So, the ISPs decided they will charge much more for downloading and streaming to make back the profits they were losing from the cable cutting generations. Net Neutrality (as a Title II regulation) would have prevented the ISPs from doing this - treating traffic unfairly.
Now that Net Neutrality is repealed, the ISPs can go along with their schemes to charge separately per stream/download to make back profits they lose from all the TV service cancellations.