FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. Consumers aren’t likely to see immediate changes following Monday, June 11, 2018 formal repeal of Obama-era internet rules that had ensured equal treatment for all. Rather, any changes are likely to happen slowly, and companies will try to make sure that consumers are on board with the moves, experts say. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

June 11, 2018 - 12:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following Monday's official repeal of Obama-era internet protections.

The repeal of "net neutrality" takes effect six months after the Federal Communications Commission voted to undo the rules, which had barred broadband and cellphone companies from slowing down or blocking sites of their choosing or charging more for higher speeds.

With the end of net neutrality, Broadband providers insist they won't do anything that harms the "internet experience" for consumers. But companies are likely to start testing the boundaries over the next six months to a year.

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