Though this is not Android news it does affect the community in general. As you all have heard by now Comcast has (or will) become larger thanks to their acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The deal still needs approval from various agencies but if approved it gives Comcast a little more strength. One of the concerns people have is that Comcast will slow down data for those who use their internet service to stream content via Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or other streaming services (Netflix is slow on Comcast). This can effect those who use Chromecast, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, or other devices used to stream content. I personally have expressed that if they ever allow us to stream live sports I am canceling my cable as I prefer Netflix and Hulu to cable any way. In fact the only time I turn the tv on is during football season. Once football season ends I drop to basic cable (bare minimum) any way. With rumors of Google negotiating with the NFL and Netflix gaining more and more content it is obvious that the writing is on the wall. With that said this opens the discussion on what rights a cable company have to interfere with how you use your data. This can be a big benefit to Comcast if say the people who use Apple Tv or Chromecast are forced to pay more for a certain speed package in order to view Netflix or Hulu.
I personally will be paying attention to how this plays out as well as what rights the government have as far as legislation. Also that brings up the question of should the government have the right to tell a business (like comcast) how they should handle the service they provide their customers?