In a couple weeks it's said the FCC is considering or actually doing, a repeal of Net Neutrality. It would shift bandwidth from "Everyone is Equal" (consumers, government, and business) to "Some are more Equal than others" ( Animal Farm
, George Orwell 1945). That is, your ISP could tack a surcharge onto your account for using streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, SlingTV, etc., or have add on "bandwidth packs" like $XX.00/month for <insert data or bandwidth here> and then add the "Streaming Pkg" for another $10/mo, and etc. Similar to wireless data that's not an offered as an unlimited plan. Or something like that.
I may have butchered the concept a bit since I'm not real up to date on it and only skimmed the latest news blurb about it.
But it sounds like a screwing for consumers. Someone here knows more, please share.
Here's a rather alarming illustration of the concept of what consumers might face from their ISP's if Net Neutrality is repealed: