TUCSON, Ariz. - Now, internet providers are free to give one customer high-speed service and slow down another.
If an internet provider wants to sell pay per view movies, it's free to slow down a competing service like Netflix.
That used to be illegal under net neutrality but the Federal Communication Commission repealed the rule as of today.
Derek Bambauer teaches internet law at the University of Arizona Law School. He says people for, and against net neutrality argue over how it could affect new technologies.
“Telemedicine, better emergency 911 calls, and that either we should be prioritizing those. And so net neutrality is a bad idea, or that we need network neutrality so that the startups that will bring us these great new services won't be shut out by the large current players in the market."
Bambauer says a Republican majority controls the FCC and it that changes, new leaders could bring net neutrality back.