Cinelinx: "Several companies, such as Netflix, are fighting for something called “net neutrality” which basically means every company gets treated equal. According to them people would pay for data, and companies that are used more often shouldn't be forced to pay more. It also states that “high end users” aka people that actually use the internet would not be punished for it. The reason being a lot of people use services like Netflix, which in return means a majority of the bandwidth usage is from them, and they use more data than say someone simply browsing Facebook. So companies like Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, etc… all want to charge Netflix to “make up” for the bandwith usage, on top of charging Netflix users more than Facebook users. Netflix lost a recent battle with Comcast and now they pay Comcast money to make sure their services work properly on their network. "