Net Neutrality was an example of government picking winners and losers among businesses. Stopping it will allow businesses in the industry large and small to innovate and provide customers with the products they want. Net neutrality would have protected the big guys from competition.
Basically, Net Neutrality would require ISPs to treat small data packets the same as large video streams. For a fairly simple to understand article about this, see Harry Khachatrian's article Everything You Need To Know About Why Net Neutrality Is A Terrible Idea. (Same article here, re-titled Everything You Need to Know About the Net Neutrality Debate.)
There, Mr. Khachatrian explains the difference between IXPs and Tiers 1, 2, and 3 ISPs. Further, he goes on to explain, companies like Google, Netflix, and Facebook connect directly with the IXPs and then to the ISPs as peers. That means that Google is not a customer of an ISP. Google simply connects to these internet exchange points where it peers with service providers. Here are Mr. Khachatrian's words:
This way, Google has far more control over how its content is delivered to users. If Google wants to treat YouTube video packets differently than the packets transferred for uploading Google Docs files, it can.
Net Neutrality laws will not affect Google because Google does not pay transit providers to deliver content to users. It peers with them.
Google likes Net Neutrality because it would stifle competition. And we should celebrate its end.
But here's a mystery. Why would anyone demonstrate against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over this? Do they really know what they are protesting or are they simply following marching orders?
11:17 AM 11/28/2017