No, the topic is not metering. The topic is government regulation of metering. Most folks aren't complaining about tiered plans - these are commonly available already. The problem is the government intervention that forces this on everyone - even those companies and consumers who are quite happily doing business without it right now.
There's apparently no real problem with bandwidth. The companies are making lots and lots of money. And consuemrs are reasonably well served. With this change, one company is going to do a lot better,and consumers are going to have poorer service.