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 ISPs planned to charge for a "fast lane", to access higher-bandwidth websites you would have to pay a premium to get the full speed of the network. One study says that if reclassification occurs, the ISPs can see a profit loss of $28.1 to $45.4 billion. ((1[[http://​www.tiaonline.org/​sites/​default/​files/​pages/​Internet_ecosystem_letter_FINAL_12.10.14.pdf]])) Many ISPs and network equpment suppliers argue that this will prevent them from expanding the broadband network and investing in internet services. ​ ISPs planned to charge for a "fast lane", to access higher-bandwidth websites you would have to pay a premium to get the full speed of the network. One study says that if reclassification occurs, the ISPs can see a profit loss of $28.1 to $45.4 billion. ((1[[http://​www.tiaonline.org/​sites/​default/​files/​pages/​Internet_ecosystem_letter_FINAL_12.10.14.pdf]])) Many ISPs and network equpment suppliers argue that this will prevent them from expanding the broadband network and investing in internet services. ​
  
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-**Negatives:​** ​ 
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-Anti-Compeition - ISPs could prevent or block access to their competitors services, products, or web pages. In other words, have restrictions against competition. 
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-Censorship/​Restrictions - In addition to governments,​ ISPs could decide what parts of the Internet that people can access and what parts could be blocked. Additionally,​ ISPs could censor criticism against themselves, politicians,​ or other companies that they favor. 
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-Money - ISPs could charge more money for more access to the Internet. ISPs believe that heavier users of the Internet should pay more. 
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-Throttling - ISPs could decide what types of services have prefer transfer rates. ​ 
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-Monitoring - Without Net Neutrality ISPs could literally monitor everything that their customers do on the Internet and sell or use that information as they choose.((1 [[http://​www.philforhumanity.com/​Pros_and_Cons_of_Net_Neutrality.html|Phil for Humanity]])) 
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-**Ways not having Net Neutrality could be beneficial:​** 
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-"(1) Respects the rule of law, Congress'​ Constitutional authority to set interstate communications policy, the Constitution'​s protections,​ and court precedent. ​ 
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-(2) Encourages private investment and innovation. 
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-(3) Provides the greatest opportunity for economic growth/​prosperity,​ and job creation. 
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-(4) Preserves the stability and continuity of current facilities-based broadband competition policy. 
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-(5) Continues Congress'​ bipartisan Internet policy in law to keep the "​competitive free market... Internet... ​ 
-unfettered by Federal... regulation."​ 
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-(6) Keeps the Internet user-centric and highly responsive to user needs, wants and concerns. 
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-(7) Encourages public-private cooperation to get broadband to all Americans fastest under the FCC's National Broadband Plan. 
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-(8) Averts mandating Title II price-regulation (bit-metering) of Internet traffic for the first time."​((2 [[http://​precursorblog.com/​content/​why-deregulated-broadband-public-interest|Scott Cleland]])) 
  
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