The FCC’s new net neutrality proposal will likely help a lot of businesses, but the rules are likely to hurt some consumers as well.
The agency is proposing to repeal the 2015 rules, which allow broadband providers to treat all online content the same, and instead allow for paid prioritization for certain types of online content.
This means that content that is free or cheap to access will be able to reach certain people faster.
While this could be a boon to some businesses, it will also likely lead to fewer options for consumers.
One big concern for consumers is that ISPs could offer “fast lanes” for certain content to people who are paying for the service.
But while the FCC is proposing this, it is also going to allow internet service providers to charge for faster access.
While these charges may sound like they would benefit those who pay for the faster service, consumers will have less control over their access to services and could end up paying more.
Consumers will also have less of a say in how ISPs use their data, which will also mean less choice for the content creators that create these websites.
The new rules will also allow companies to use their customers’ personal information to track users on social media platforms, which may also affect consumers.
For example, an ISP might be able set up a bot that can track people’s activity on Facebook, or a company could use its users’ personal data to target ads on the website of its competitors.
For these reasons, it’s important for consumers to be aware of how the new rules are affecting them and their businesses.
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