How does Cord-Cutting Media Streaming affect Net Neutrality?ByNovak Bozovic-December 26, 2017 053 Of course Net neutrality is one of the hottest topics these days. Thisongoingcampaignisa trending issue yetit is difficult times for each party that has connections to this issue to recognize what is at stake. One thing is clear-in one way or another, each Internet user can experience these changes. Let’s see how cord-cutting and streaming media affects Net neutrality. The End of Net Neutrality Rules As We Know
There’s been a lot of discussion about what’s going to happen now that Fcc Chairman Ajit Pai has abolished the 2015 Net Neutrality Regulations originally set up under former Fcc Chairman Tom Wheeler. The purpose of these 2015 regulations was to ensure that Internet service providers (Isps) treat all online content and applications equally. With these new regulations, internet companies and consumer groups are worried the change will hamper innovation and competition. What’s more, Internet service providers are freshly able to do all kinds of things related to Internet speed rates and business deals. Net neutrality keeps everything fair on the Web in simple terms. Because of Net neutrality large companies like Comcast or Time Warner need to pay more to get their content delivered faster than competitors who don’t have as much money at their disposal to pay up. 054
How does cord-cutting affect Net Neutrality?
Just a few days after the end of the Fcc net neutrality rules, we are already witnessing a flood of anti-cord cutting stories claiming that the end of Net neutrality will have lethal consequences for cable cutters and that it is better to register for cable TV. On the other hand there are people who say that cord cutters shouldn’t care about this. Whatever the truth it goes without saying Net neutrality will in some way affect the cord cutters. Why does the Cord Cutters have this matter?
Services such as Twc or Comcast will be allowed to pay more to have their content delivered to you quickly. Free-to-use streaming services such as Kodido do not have sufficient resources to “pay to play” to result in their content being delivered more slowly than anybody else, leaving them with no room for fair competition. 055 Thenet’s advocates for neutrality hoped that Ajit Pai would change the regulations which would benefit the large telcos and Isps. Unfortunately the Fcc head disregarded their pleas for them. The explanation was that the elimination of net neutrality would attract greater competition and investment.The Internet is increasingly participating in our lives and our work. Hence the question is whether the Web should have any regulations? Advocates of Net Neutrality say yes opponents of Net Neutrality say no. Media streaming is just a dot in this complex system so cord cutters have reason to worry about the cord cutting effects of Net neutrality. And what is your position on net neutrality? Use the comment section below to let us know.