FCC ruling could force web users to pay for free content

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(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.

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