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Honestly—who does this benefit, apart from ISPs?

Entrenched services that can pay the premium. It's their "don't worry about upstart competitors" tax.

Yep. There will never be another video or audio streaming startup after today. Doors closed, ladder pulled up behind them, that's it, finished. The ones that exist today are all there will ever be. Sound crazy? Exaggerated? Check back in 10 years and see.

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