Originally posted by sh76
Personally, I don't think it's the FCC's business to tell ISPs exactly how to divvy up their bandwidth allocation. There's no monopoly here. The free market can generally handle nefarious actions by ISPs.
Now, I admit I'd be a little wary if ISPs started allocating bandwidth based on politic ...[text shortened]... ly). But enforcing complete net neutrality on all private ISPs? Too far, boys. Too far.
The larger issue is more than just whether comcast should be able to hamstring their customers by preventing them from using bittorrent.
Comcast now may buy NBC. Why shouldn't they make foxnews.com load as slow as molasses?
Why should they let your puny blog load quickly when they can let corporations pay them to have the blog blocked from all their subscribers?
Yes, there are competitors, but the great idea of the internet is that allows even the smallest of voices equal some of the more powerful and that can change if comcast, at&t et al start raising the bar of entry.
I admit that the FCC isn't a perfect organization by any stretch, but net neutrality is a good thing.