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Re: Net Neutrality ?
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2017, 10:10:38 AM »
The way to solve this issue is antitrust against ISPs, not net neutrality.  Keep the FCC's grubby hands off the internet!

Por Que No Los Dos?

Because there are no downsides to breaking up these effective monopolies (for consumers and citizens).  There are with allowing the FCC to have direct regulatory power over internet traffic.  Even if you want both, do the anti-trust stuff first!
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Re: Net Neutrality ?
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2017, 12:20:42 PM »
"Breaking up" a facilities based monopoly is nowhere near as simple as some describe.  Apart from wholesale agreements, which are already in place due to the Telcom act of 1996, the only way to have true network competition is to retrench the last mile to each home, which is a HUGELY expensive proposition.

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Re: Net Neutrality ?
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2017, 12:39:54 PM »
The way to solve this issue is antitrust against ISPs, not net neutrality.  Keep the FCC's grubby hands off the internet!

Por Que No Los Dos?

Because there are no downsides to breaking up these effective monopolies (for consumers and citizens).  There are with allowing the FCC to have direct regulatory power over internet traffic.  Even if you want both, do the anti-trust stuff first!

I think you are overstating both the lack of downsides and the direct regulatory power.  Also, if I had my way the FTC, and other consumer agencies, would have other methods of redress besides antitrust.
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