I just spent 2 hours watching a tv show with Netflix “watch instantly” I love this service because many shows I just don’t receive where I’m at or I’ve gotten into them later in the series and don’t want to waste my rentals on a tv show. The sad news is that because of a ruling in the district of Columbia watching tv or movies online may become a thing of the past. The court there decided that ISP’s should be able to charge for increased bandwidth usage and if it’s not paid they can block the service.
That means for people who love to use Hulu, Mega video or even you tube, the screen may just go dark as your ISP blocks the service because they don’t want to pay for the usage. I’m thinking it’s really going to end up on the consumers side of things since that is normally what happens and we will end up paying more for our internet service, not less.
Check out the story on CNet “Net neutrality neutered?“