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Net Neutrality gone

The vote to restore Net Neutrality passed in the senate but didn’t have a prayer in the house where the telecoms are big donors. So, Net Neutrality officially ended yesterday even though 80% of the voting public supports it.

There are still motions being filed around the country but it will take months before they’re heard.

Meanwhile, predictions are that BEFORE THE ELECTION you won’t see much difference. Whatever changes the telecoms will make will be very subtle. After the election, if Republicans take the house again, expect the changes to be less subtle and your cable/Internet service to deteriorate unless you pay up. I mean more than you do now. Which is probably a lot more than you should.

Oh, and there’s nothing preventing the telecoms from cutting off access to the news you want, especially if it has a prayer of getting between them and your wallet.

For a refresher on what the repeal of Net Neutrality will mean to you, check out this nifty little scenario at your local Burger King.

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