The Federal Communications Commission recently voted to move forward with so-called "fast lanes," whereby service providers like Netflix pay a company like Verizon or Comcast to make sure the data downloads quickly. Last week'S CI CyberNews CyberPoll found that 67% of our readers who responded think the idea is a bad one, while 22% are unsure. The remaining 13% believe the fast lanes are a positive development.
"I am paying $ for my Internet connection and the ISP is just the 'pipe' to deliver the content. The ISP should treat all the traffic the same."
"I already pay my ISP for my Internet, and I have to pay more if I want higher speeds. I don't want my ISP making deals with some companies and not others so that I only get the full speed (for which I am already paying) when I use a service from a company that pays my ISP."
"I am suspect of any federal involvement in private business."
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