No, The Death Of Net Neutrality Will Not Be Subtle

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[Commentary] Even among folks that support network neutrality, there's pretty clearly a contingent that still believes the damage caused by the repeal of the rules will somehow be subtle. Because the net neutrality debate in recent years wandered into more nuanced and quirky areas like interconnection and zero rating, they believe the ultimate impact of the repeal will likely be modest. 

Of course most of the folks that really understand net neutrality have acknowledged that the harms initially may be muted. Internet service providers will initially want to be on their best behavior in the new year as they wait for the inevitable lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission (for ignoring the public and ignoring rampant comment fraud) to shake out, wary of providing the ongoing proceedings with any ammunition. But should ISPs win in the courts or on the Hill, the end result of what they're trying to accomplish will be anything but subtle. Anybody believing otherwise doesn't understand the full scope of what ISPs lobbyists are (so far successfully) up to here.


No, The Death Of Net Neutrality Will Not Be Subtle