Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

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[Commentary] Dec 14's the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama’s rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing. I got a preview of what’s to come over the weekend as my Spectrum internet bill soared by 20% — and as I encountered the take-it-or-leave-it policy imposed by Spectrum’s owner, Charter Communications, which purchased Time Warner Cable in 2016. The current net neutrality rules have depressed the ability of telecom companies to fleece broadband internet customers who have cut the cord on pricey pay-TV packages and switched to streaming-video services. Happily for the industry, but not so much for consumers, that’s about to change.


Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC