There are few things that might rally a unilateral response from the general public than trying to repeal net neutrality. I know Congress can intervene, but I expect them to use the same talking points and pretend like it's a good thing in favor of being able to charge people more money.
As someone who does a lot of research online for clinical work and social issues, I can't imagine how badly this will stifle access to information. A year from now, you might see a link shared on social media, follow it, and get error messages that your internet provider doesn't allow access to that particular website unless you want to pay more. Private companies like Comcast and Verizon will be able to force you to use the search engines they own vs going to whichever one you prefer, which could extend to email services too.
This will be a nightmare for small businesses and higher education.
It will be the return of the AOL, MSN and CompuServe era of Internet.
Verizon DSL is $30 for .5 to 1 mbps lol bundled with a home phone
BLAZING FAST for $40 with speeds up to 3mbps while Fios is not available because they won't upgrade.
The Town over has their own Cable/Internet and they start out at 5mbps for $25
Comcast has $50 for 10 mbps but once that AT&T deal goes through I'm sure Direct TV and Xfinity will go up.
Xfinity also added that cap so between Xbox and Playstation they need to put the full games on the disc and stop the huge patches.
That and pop ups when I stopped using their rental modem and bought my own.
They already caught these companies throttling Netflix and the use of Facetime to get people to pay more for faster speeds i can't wait to see what happens next. I really enjoyed the AT&T, Time Warner and Comcast press conference saying Trump and the DoJ won't stop them.