Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 20, 2014

Netflix On Internet Tolls And Strong Net Neutrality

For a second there, I thought that said "internet trolls," then I realized it's basically the same headline either way. big grin

Without strong net neutrality, big ISPs can demand potentially escalating fees for the interconnection required to deliver high quality service. The big ISPs can make these demands -- driving up costs and prices for everyone else -- because of their market position. For any given U.S. household, there is often only one or two choices for getting high-speed Internet* access and that’s unlikely to change. Furthermore, Internet access is often bundled with other services making it challenging to switch ISPs. It is this lack of consumer choice that leads to the need for strong net neutrality.