freejung - 4:07 pm on Dec 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
It's not the government's place to tell Internet providers how to run their businesses.
Bollox. Do their wires cross public land? Do they cross state lines? This position is nonsense. Tell you what -- let's revoke all of their federal licenses and their corporate charter and cut every fiber cable that crosses any public land or any state line, and then they can go ahead and do business however they damn well please.
The question we should be asking ourselves is, how much are we willing to pay for access to the "fast lane?" Big providers want to use their monopoly status as leverage to siphon off a share of your profits. That should be pretty simple to understand. Do you want them to have the "right" to do that?