Verizon, End Net Neutrality? Why not just increase Unlimited plan rates?

On June 11th, Net Neutrality will officially end.

Net Neutrality is

“the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites”

Proponents of Net Neutrality

Those in favor of net neutrality have long been arguing that the fees for internet access should be the same regardless of your intended use of the internet.

In short, whether you are using email, downloading music files or watching movies from your favorite streaming media service, your monthly fee shouldn’t differ. Further, as long as you’re not breaking any laws, your bandwidth shouldn’t be throttled by your ISP.

Those Against Net Neutrality

They argue that the money gained from higher rates and exclusive partnership deals would open the door for much-needed investments in the country’s network infrastructure. In turn, this would improve services and speeds for end consumers in the long run.

this got me thinking…

We, consumers, buy internet from our providers, like Verizon. We decide how we want to use the internet we purchased, watch movies, stream music, email or chat.

We are offered Unlimited packages to switch or sign up for our services with a specific company. Current plan offered on Verizon website May 10th, 2018.

Agreed, we are all streaming more videos and music. It is estimated Netflix consumes 35.2% of broadband in North America. And?

The Problem

Verizon is stating it is costing them more and more money to support this service. And as the cost of the service is increasing, Verizon is unable to properly invest in infrastructure needed to next Generation 5G networks.

Gas Prices change when cost change why not Data?

When oil prices increase, the cost at the gas pump increases. …Why not data? Why do we need to end Net Neutrality to increase rates

Verizon- Why do we need to end Net Neutrality? Why not just increase Unlimited plan rates?