The upshot of Tuesday’s ruling is that it could open the door for
internet giants like Verizon and Time Warner to cut deals with
large content providers — say Disney or Netflix — to ensure that
their web content was delivered faster and more reliably than
other sites. This could not only restrict consumer choice but also
provide a threat to smaller websites that do not have the
resources to pay for any “express lanes” that the broadband
providers choose to create.