FourFourOne, the online video service, recently announced that it would no longer provide content from its website to users who are using an older version of the Google-owned router.
That’s because of the FCC’s recent rules regarding “network neutrality,” which prohibits broadband providers from favoring their own businesses over those of their customers.
“This is about protecting consumers,” the company wrote in a blog post.
“If you are an old network operator, you will be forced to comply with this new regulatory framework.”
FourFourThree, the site of the popular web video service Vimeo, also announced that users who subscribe to its premium service would no long be able to watch video on its websites or YouTube channel, either.
And Vimeo says that if you are using its service, you can still download videos and use it as a home theater.
The news comes after the FCC announced in January that it was taking a “fair use” approach to the internet, meaning that video providers could not use the web to charge users more for a given service, like the Netflix-owned Netflix or HBO Go.
Netflix, for example, says that a user could only pay $8.99 per month for the service.
The FCC is now considering whether it should take a similar approach to broadband.
The issue of network neutrality came up during the FCC hearing on net neutrality, where Pai was asked if he supported or opposed the FCC taking a net neutrality approach.
Pai said that the issue should be resolved in the court system, but then went on to say that the FCC had a “very strong” view on network neutrality.