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(KTVI) –  You could soon have to pay to see your favorite YouTube clip.

A federal appeals court recently struck down a rule from the Federal Communications Commission. That regulation was meant to prevent an internet service provider from prioritizing some website traffic over others.

But in a unanimous ruling, the panel said FCC regulators overstepped their boundaries.

The ruling could open the door for broadband services, like Verizon and AT&T, to charge YouTube, Netflix and other content providers to reach consumers.

5 comments

  • Mark Hill

    I can see this now. Just like Directv and The Weather Channel are in dispute over payoffs, my internet provider will block YouTube because they weren’t paid off enough.

  • Tina Callico

    Guess YouTube will be going down the drain then because I will not pay to watch youtube, WHY CAN’T THEY JUST LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE GEESH, ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A WAY TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF US AND RUIN OUR YOUTUBE ENJOYMENTS,

  • Scott Weddell

    Gotta love the Feds, if they spent as much time and resources on the problems of this country as they do on figuring out how to take money, we would have no problems and a lot more more of our money in our pockets!!

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