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Binge watching slowed down: The future of no net neutrality

Binge watching slowed down: The future of no net neutrality (Madeline Montgomery/WPDE)

Internet providers no longer have to give equal access to websites.

That is because of the FCC no longer requiring net neutrality.

"Regardless of who's putting information out there, provides an equal opportunity for that information to be displayed. So the same speed, same quality is provided to anyone who's using the internet," said Professor Stanton Greenawalt, a cyber security professor at HGTC.

Internet providers can make deals with certain websites that make them faster than others.

"If you're using the Amazon one, you get really good access, but if you're trying to get Netflix, it's always slower, it's longer to upload," said Greenawalt.

"That would definitely affect me. Wouldn't make me a happy camper," said Netflix streamer Blake Barbini.

Representatives from HTC and Spectrum say they have no plans to change internet speed.

Greenawalt says even if they did change internet access, there are around 11 internet providers in the area.

"You can still select what you want to use. And every one of the internet service providers are still required to provide what they have as a policy for net neutrality or how they're going to maintain or limit access," said Greenawalt.

There is a bill in the state house trying to preserve net neutrality.

It has not gone to the senate yet.

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