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Sport 3 ways net neutrality ruling could change things for the NFL and its fans

04:45  15 december  2017
04:45  15 december  2017 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

FCC and Net Neutrality: Check to See If Your Name Was Used in Fake Comments

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The new net neutrality ruling will do away with such paid prioritization, however, and make it illegal for ISPs to slow down internet speeds based on the Many who oppose net neutrality , however, say that the increased regulation will raise costs and limit profits for ISPs, which could result in higher prices

Before the net neutrality rules came into effect in 2015, there were several violations. AT&T had blocked FaceTime unless customers upgraded their plans and Verizon had blocked Google Wallet to promote its own payment service. The repeal will now allow ISPs to renew these practices.

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FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal

  FCC, FTC announce partnership to police internet after net neutrality repeal The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced an agreement on Monday to coordinate their efforts to police the internet once the latter agency has repealed its net neutrality rules.On Thursday, the FCC is expected to approve the plan to scrap the Obama-era consumer protections that prohibit internet service providers from discriminating against, or favoring, certain websites. Under the proposal, the FCC would get rid of the conduct rules governing broadband companies and cede authority over the industry to the FTC.

Under the new net neutrality policy, telecoms can force content providers to pay up if they want their TV shows or movies to be in internet “fast lanes” or The new net neutrality principles will allow the telecoms to prioritize their own content more aggressively, offering it “exclusively” for their customers.

In terms of net neutrality , ISPs will be prevented from offering “paid prioritization,” or fast You can also find instances where major broadband providers refuse to increase broadband speeds or Some are arguing that because of this the FCC ruling does little to change problems with U.S. broadband

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Net Neutrality is in the news right now, and it could have huge implications on how people - especially young people - consume sports content. People in NFL circles like to refer to the company as a media company. That's what the league is when we break it down. It creates a piece of content that people watch live, but most people consume games through a television. Then there's the NFL's entire digital arm, it's television partners, fantasy football applications, and let's not forget NFL's Sunday Ticket streaming service. Net neutrality is important to professional leagues. If it wasn't they wouldn't have come out in support of it in 2015. This is all theoretical - telecom companies could keep things the way they are even though that's doubtful - but here's how the end of net neutrality could affect the NFL and its fans.

End Of Net Neutrality Could Hurt #MeToo And Minorities

  End Of Net Neutrality Could Hurt #MeToo And Minorities How women and minorities will be affected if net neutrality is eliminated.The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to end so-called net neutrality, which ensures internet service providers give consumers equal access to all content and do not favor or discriminate against certain sources or users.

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Future of Internet at stake in net neutrality vote. "I think the FCC is doing the right thing ," Barbara The ruling classifies the Internet as a common carrier along with phone service, railroads and the postal They want to make money every which way they can . That's why they've resisted so heavily

Streaming games and content

The good news is that the NFL has deals with two of the biggest internet service providers and telecommunications companies in the country. AT&T owns DirecTV which owns Sunday Ticket, and the NFL just renewed its mobile deal with Verizon. NFL's Sunday Ticket allows for streaming of out of market games. Verizon's deal allows fans to stream in market games on their mobile device. Both deals are exclusive.

The Verizon deal isn't affected because it's exclusive to its service. Sunday Ticket is an entirely different animal. Sunday Ticket offers a streaming only option, and a DirecTV subscription option. Here's where net neutrality could affect consumers. Let's say the subscriber buys the streaming only package offered to fans who can't install satellites. Well if they have Spectrum, Cox, or any other telecom not named AT&T, the user could be charged a streaming feee. That's right, they already paid for that content, now they have to pay to open up the proverbial data pipe of their internet service provider. That's more money out of the consumer's pocket. Maybe they decide it's simply not worth it.

The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote Happens Thursday. Here’s What to Expect

  The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote Happens Thursday. Here’s What to Expect The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality vote is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time, and has the potential to radically alter the internet as we know it. The Commissioner of the FCC, Ajit Pai, appointed to his post by President Donald Trump, has proposed reclassifying Internet providers from utilities to information companies, and the rest of the commission is due to vote on it Thursday. If the vote goes along party lines, net neutrality will be repealed and internet providers will be able to legally control the speed of content running through their network, a practice that is currently prohibited.

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Without strong net neutrality rules in place, critics of the FCC’s plan warn that ISPs could begin to institute “tiered” internet plans, much in the same way that Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today

The same logic applies to streaming games on the ESPN, Fox Sports, CBS Sports, or NBC apps. Cord cutters rely on these apps and streaming services such as PSVue, YouTubeTV, or Hulu to consume content. All of these can now come with an extra streaming charge.

Digital and Fantasy Sports Apps

Again, entirely theoretical, but the people who control the means of content distribution can cut deals with certain companies and decide they don't like other companies. Maybe ESPN cuts a deal with AT&T and using the ESPN fantasy sports app has no charge. Want to use Yahoo! instead? That's a $1/month fee. It's easy to slice and dice what companies product get access once they can control the pipelines.

Maybe they just have an entire bundle of fantasy apps they want to charge for. So DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo!, ESPN, CBS Sports, are all bundled with a charge of $2/month. It's entirely possible now. It's not probable, but before the repeal, it wasn't even a thought.

Fan and player interactions

Social media plays a huge role in how players and the league market themselves. Well now every social media platform and app could theoretically be charged for by the telecoms.

Net neutrality is dead. Good riddance.

  Net neutrality is dead. Good riddance. Net neutrality is dead. This is a good thing. Even if there were no other compelling arguments in favor of killing net neutrality (though there are), the end of net neutrality would be welcome because it will frustrate the hopes of the largest group temper tantrum thrown by non-toddlers in recent American history. Has this country ever seen a more simperingly childish mob than the one responsible for the outcry over this boring prudential question concerning the allocation of hertz? Has so much canned emotion ever been spilled over so bland and technocratic and uniquely prudential an issue? Having strong feelings about net neutrality — which essentially mandates that your

Under net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC in 2010, broadband providers, including Time Warner Cable and Verizon, were prohibited from prioritizing certain Internet traffic. Here's a list of things that could dramatically change how the Internet as you know it works because of the court ruling

Even if the FCC reimposes " net neutrality " rules , consumers' video streams could still suffer if ISP's are allowed to impose choke points at deeper layers For now, there’s not enough information to say for sure, but the FCC is looking into it as part of the broader process of remaking rules for the internet

That means fewer people to interact with. It could also mean less trolls - on second thought that's a good idea - but in the end it means less total interaction. Leagues and players will have to choose where they spend their social and digital time. They'll have to decide which audience they want to reach. Facebook has the higher audience numbers but Snapchat has more younger users. That creates a conundrum. The NFL could still put content on every platform, but it might not be worth it if they can't reach the same amount of people because of users economic choice. It could even become more expensive for the NFL to place content on different platforms.

Future technology investments

Once people start getting charged for something they were never charged for before, it could change entire consumption patterns. Maybe it becomes a zero-sum game. If it's $15 to stream NFL content and $15 to stream NBA content, and the consumer only has $15 . . . well that's a problem.

Now it all becomes a question of if the NFL wants to invest in something that may bring them a smaller return on investment. The capital investment in new technologies is expensive. If net neutrality creates an internet world of haves and have-nots, there are fewer customers available. The league will have to take a long hard look at what it is investing in and how much they can get on return.

Net neutrality is gone. Feel the freedom coursing through your veins.

  Net neutrality is gone. Feel the freedom coursing through your veins. What a day!

What Net Neutrality Rules Say. Excerpts from and analysis of rules and explanations released by Its aim is to protect the open Internet, advancing principles of so-called net neutrality by Lawsuits will not be filed until the rules are published in The Federal Register, which could take a week or more.

The net neutrality rules were approved by the FCC in 2015 amid an outpouring of online support. The intention was to keep the internet open and fair. Under the rules , internet service providers were required to treat all online content the same. They couldn't deliberately speed up or slow down traffic

This is not a sky is falling situation. Consumer trends continue towards cord cutting and digital consumption. Now that may change due to cost. That doesn't mean those consumers will come back to traditional television. Of course, the telecommunications companies could keep everything the same way it has been since the beginning of the internet. That's having a lot of faith in public companies beholden to their stockholders.

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After net neutrality: Brace for internet 'fast lanes' .
Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet "fast lanes" and "slow lanes."The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such "paid prioritization," as it's technically known. That's when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like YouTube or Amazon for faster access to users. Firms that decline to pay up could wind up in bumper-to-bumper slow lanes.

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