We’ve already seen four net neutrality controversies this year … and it’s still only February.
There was speculation recently that broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon were throttling Netflix performance (apparently Netflix said that wasn’t happening). Before that, it was objections to AT&T’s “Sponsored Data” program, which would let content providers subsidize customers’ mobile data usage. And then of course there was the court decision last month, gutting most of the FCC’s net neutrality rules and heightening sensitivities.
Now it’s the Comcast-Time Warner merger, which is not only stoking fears about net neutrality — but about content providers.
Read the full article in Wired.