This Thursday, the FCC voted in favor of considering a plan that would allow paid priority on the web but ban the blocking of other sites entirely. The three-to-two vote opens doors for big corporations and web providers, Comcast for example, to charge big name sites, Netflix or Hulu to name a few, for faster streaming and a stronger connection. This could result in the cost being passed down from the site owners to the customer, meaning higher rates of pay necessary to access these sites. There will be a 120 day period open for public comment before a final decision will be reached.
If this were to pass, we may see the end of net neutrality as we know it, however, there is a benefit to passing this, as sites will not be able to outright block any other legal site-a small victory in the larger battle. The conversation will continue for the next few months for public comment before a final verdict is reached, so continue to stay active in this reformation as it develops.