SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—A federal appeals court in Washington has struck down the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules, but what does it mean for the consumer?
What the FCC tried to do was to create a level playing field so that nobody could pay their way to a faster connection or a faster delivery. That doesn’t mean you can’t pay more for example to pay for the Internet connection at home.
What it does mean though, is say for instance that you’re a company like Facebook or Netflix and you want your traffic to get through to consumers faster than other people’s. The court ruling allows you to do that because there is no net neutrality.