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ISPs now have free rein to gouge Netflix thanks to net neutrality case

15
Jan
2014

For every winner there’s usually a loser and in the case of the big net neutrality verdict handed down on Tuesday, the biggest loser might not be the Federal Communications Commission. Bloomberg talks with several analysts who believe that Netflix and other other-the-top content providers look like the biggest losers in the net neutrality ruling because now ISPs will be able to charge them extra money to make sure that their traffic is given priority over ISPs’ own services. “Goodbye, open Internet,” Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche tells Bloomberg. “There’s definitely a risk that Netflix customers will have to pay more, though it will probably take at least a year for it to take effect.” In fact, Verizon attorney Helgi Walker tells

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