Recently, the way we use the internet in the United States has changed. It’s a bit like the rules of the game got switched up. This blog is all about understanding these changes, especially if you use Kodi.
Lost Net Neutrality Effects on Internet Users
The FCC essentially gave Internet Service Providers the freedom to prey upon subscribers. Over 129 million Americans have no choice in which ISP to choose. Within their area, there exists only one internet source, so they remain vulnerable. ISPs can now decide what services subscribers may access, then charge extra dependant upon the same. This will prove seriously problematic when ISPs prefer one service over another within the same category. Many Internet Service Providers in the US already throttle internet speeds for people streaming video, whether from YouTube or Kodi Exodus. They only do this when they can tell what your internet traffic consists of, so many of us within VPNs remain unaffected.
Imagine your ISP buying stock in a video streaming service such as Hulu, then throttling back or even blocking Hulu’s competition. This kind of commercial-interest control of online services already exists in parts of the world without Net Neutrality in place. Then, imagine your ISP deciding to package access to Gmail or FaceBook or any other service for an extra fee. They have this right without Net Neutrality, and do you believe they won’t capitalize on it? They already do in other parts of the world.
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Alternatives and Workarounds
Now, let’s talk about some cool tricks to keep your Kodi fun going strong, even with these changes. It’s like finding a different way to your favorite playground.
There’s something called a “VPN,” which is like a secret path for your internet. With a VPN, you can kinda go around any bumps your internet company might put in your way.
Think of it as finding a secret route to your friend’s house instead of dealing with traffic. A VPN does the same for your Kodi time — it helps things stay smooth and private.
What You Can Do NOW
If you already have your VPN set up, then get on the phone with Congress and tell them to reinstate the Open Internet Order. What you can and cannot access may depend upon your ISP’s commercial interests unless we all act to overturn this absurd FCC decision. I know many people think their 10-minute contribution of time has negligible effects, but your activity really can help. We won the day back in 2015 only by an overwhelming show of support for our own rights. Let us do so once more!
Impact on Kodi Users
Now, let’s talk about how these changes might mess with your Kodi experience. Imagine Kodi as your go-to channel on the internet TV, and net neutrality is like the rule making sure you can easily tune in. But without this fairness rule, there could be some problems.
One big issue is “throttling.” It’s like your internet provider intentionally slowing down your Kodi streaming. It’s a bit like if they made your favorite ride at the amusement park a bit less exciting.
Then there’s the chance of “blocking.” Without net neutrality, your internet provider might decide to block or make it hard for you to reach certain Kodi stuff. It’s like hitting a roadblock on the way to your favorite hangout.
And here’s another thing: “prioritization.” Without net neutrality, your internet provider might decide to speed up some stuff but slow down others. It’s like if some cars on the road got a speedy lane, while others got stuck in slow traffic.