Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to overturn net neutrality laws. The vote was split along party lines. Net neutrality ensures that all internet service providers treat data equally, meaning that a local businesses data is treated in the same way as data from a tech giant like Facebook.
Before net neutrality was introduced in 2015, Comcast and Verizon throttled their customer's connections to Netflix, forcing the streaming service to pay the two providers to restore speeds. Unsurprisingly, the repeal has lead many to believe that this kind of thing will happen again, and that businesses could pass the cost on to the consumer.