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  1. Jill, I think the net neutrality ruling could be a tipping point for one or both of these things:

    Massive consumer backlash will result in even more regulation for the Internet, with the federal government seeing it as a utility (like phone and electricity).
    Development of alternative networks, either bypassing local cable companies and going direct to the backbone, or mesh networking (peer-to-peer), or a combination of the two:

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gv5qb4/how-a-diy-network-plans-to-subvert-time-warner-cables-nyc-internet-monopoly

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/7x4y8a/net-neutrality-fcc-community-networks

    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/4xa3zq/toronto-gets-its-own-free-encrypted-mesh-network-CRTC-meshnet

    https://nycmesh.net/

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