With the recent court decision to overturn the Government’s NetNeutrality regulations you would thing that providers like Netflix were on the loosing end right? Well, Netflix for one has decided to flex it’s muscles for it’s users and in turn other users of the internet.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells sent a letter to it’s investors stating that if broadband providers started to charge a toll fee for reaching their subscribers they would revolt.
“Were this draconian scenario to unfold with some ISP [Internet service provider], we would vigorously protest and encourage our members to demand the open Internet they are paying their ISP to deliver,” Hastings and Wells wrote.
Net neutrality has, until now, ensured that telecoms groups charge the same rates to data and content providers regardless of the amount of data being downloaded or streamed.
The company’s subscription service and its portfolio of original programming – such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black – have won critical acclaim and driven subscriptions.