Consolidation swiftly follows the death of net neutrality

Comcast eyes Fox takeover

Combined with the death of net neutrality, the U.S. is creating a very uncertain future where a handful of companies now dominate everything from local sports and news broadcasts to broadband, with few rules or guidelines preventing price gouging, predatory practices, and routinely anti-competitive behavior.

AT&T wins approval for Time Warner merger

… But when AT&T owns not only the content coming to your home, but the wireless and fixed-line connections this content travels over–higher prices are only part of the problem. With the death of net neutrality, AT&T has been given a green light to abuse this power to disadvantage competitors in an ocean of new, obnoxiously-creative ways.