The Republican bill that would remove ISPs from FCC regulation would allow states to regulate. It would make rent seeking a lot more difficult for ISPs. This bill would do the obvious thing that the Fourth Branch has failed to do. It's a sign that the FCC is entirely pointless if Congress has to order it to do every little thing. This wouldn't address the paid prioritization problem, but seems like it would give consumers more rights against ISPs in re traffic shaping, etc.
Here's hoping the couples with dead babies have the wherewithal to sue the unvaccinated that got the disease first. Rich people only understand liability.
A wonderful side effect is not giving a disease a lot of warm bodies to mutate in. It would be interesting to see whether patient zero was immunized.
Of course, the free market will reward whoever has the best.... Haahahahaha! Aww, I made myself sad.
How about this, the FCC puts out a quality survey that assesses quality based on dropped packets. This very public assessment of the companies might sufficiently shame them into upgrading. Also, companies with congested networks should be treated differently at the regulatory level. If we ever get into regulating cable leases, those providers with congested networks get to charge their leasees only 80% of cost.
Can we firmly establish responsibility when there's an outbreak of whooping cough? Can someone subpeona medical records en-masse to determine who didn't get a shot and file civil damages against them? Because if we aren't going to have a registry, that other thing needs to be possible. If my kid died of whooping cough because some fuckwit listened to Jim Carrey's looney wife, I'd want as many pounds of flesh from that fuck as possible. How else would you discourage that behavior if they're convinced the health of their children isn't at risk?
Hulu is essentially IP television. Sure they're double dipping getting ad revenue and subscriber fees, but its still a step forward from fixed schedule garbage television.