FCC ruling could force web users to pay for free content
(KPLR) – You could soon have to pay to see your favorite YouTube clip.
A federal appeals court recently struck down a rule from the Federal Communications Commission. That regulation was meant to prevent an internet service provider from prioritizing some website traffic over others.
But in a unanimous ruling, the panel said FCC regulators overstepped their boundaries.
The ruling could open the door for broadband services, like Verizon and AT&T, to charge YouTube, Netflix and other content providers to reach consumers.