Content providers can pay for fast speeds.
And all those web sites for universities, digital projects put up with grant funds and a lot of sweat equity, and other knowledge-content sites that are there because someone believed in them? They can wait--or, rather, you can sit there and watch them load with 14.4-baud dial-up modem-like speed. Remember those speeds?
It'll probably be like hotel wifi. You know when you're in the conference hotel and you use the basic-level wifi? Sometimes the basic costs $9.95 to 15.95 a day, but it's still nothing to brag about.
You sit and wait for sites to load, until they time out.
Sometimes you watch a site that loads as if a content curtain is being slowly lowered, like some kind of information strip-tease, before a pop-up emerges on the screen and kills what little information you've been able to gather.
You watch the signal drop and reconnect.
You hope that the one button of wifi that the indicator is showing you will allow the email you're trying to send will get through.
Surprise! The wifi drops and times out before that happens.
From the article:
The F.C.C. proposal claims to protect competition by requiring that any deal between a broadband company and a content provider be “commercially reasonable.”But then the F.C.C. thinks that a
I hope the F. C.C. comes to its senses.