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There are many ways ISPs may discriminate against how we access websites, and we stand firm in our opposition to this kind of behavior:

  • In 2007, Comcast was caught interfering with their customers’ use of BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer file sharing.
  • We’ve seen discriminatory traffic shaping that prioritizes some protocols over others, like when a Canadian ISP slowed down all encrypted file transfers for five years.
  • The FCC fined Verizon in 2012 for charging consumers for using their phone as a mobile hotspot.

And yet it feels like nothing we do can change this. Cue John Oliver.

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