(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration’s signature policy on technology was net neutrality. Rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 prohibited internet service providers from treating web traffic differently depending on the service being used.

To Obama's FCC, the rules were a way to prevent broadband providers from inappropriately knee-capping companies like Netflix whose services competed with their own. Opponents saw a regulatory power grab. The rules are likely to face a serious challenge almost immediately once Donald Trump is sworn in. As a result, the web, especially streaming video services, could be headed down a very different path. 

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