Net neutrality was killed in the US in 2017. One lie Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their allies used to promote this was that people would benefit by having ISPs make some sites and services’ data access free or cheaper.
This concept is known as zero rating. With a zero-rating plan, you won’t be charged for some data counting against your data cap when you use data for a particular service. For example, if you use AT&T Wireless, you won’t get charged for watching DirecTV Now. When you subscribe to Virgin Mobile you’re not charged for data used with WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Think again.