How the Net Neutrality Ruling Could Affect Gamers

Big news in the technology sector has been about the court ruling about net neutrality and how FCC can regulate broadband providers. As it stands now according to the ruling, the FCC can’t regulate the way ISPs charge for their services and render content. Due to this, they could throttle certain activities and allow other activities full streaming. Cable providers that offer tv could offer their service full speed and serve Netflix at a slower rate, or charge Netflix for optimal streaming.

Without net neutrality allowing an open-streaming internet, it’s possible that companies could throttle gaming activities. With so many services offering game downloads and multiplayer games, it is easy to see how this could affect gaming abilities. Microsoft could pay more than Sony so that the Live service is faster. While this might put Microsoft one up on Sony, it would be stifling innovation the gaming world needs to evolve.

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