Four ripple effects of the FCC’s net neutrality rules

Fans of the FCC’s 2015 reclassification of Internet service under Title II argued the move would protect consumers and edge companies from arbitrary charges from the ISPs, increase our privacy by subjecting ISPs to the strict ban on the collection of usage information, ensure that businesses could buy their own networking facilities anywhere they wanted them at fixed prices, bring a raft of improvements in price, quality, and innovation to mobile broadband, and, as a cherry on top, spur investment in advanced networks. That was what it was supposed to do.