Net neutrality rules barred broadband and cellphone companies from slowing down or blocking sites of their choosing or charging more for higher speeds. While most companies have said they’re not going to change anything, at least not immediately, reversing those rules opens up the door to the possibility.
Colorado Common Cause's Caroline Fry says the rule changes could ultimately impact personal use of the internet as well as business use.
“My internet service provider, if we do not have net neutrality could say, ‘hey, in order for all of Coloradans to go to your website, you need to pay us extra money,’” she said, explaining that net neutrality rules ensured that all people had equal access to the internet.
The U.S. Senate has already voted to repeal the FCC’s reversal of the net neutrality repeal.