Well I am surprised we don't have someone complaining and saying we should just by POTUS a bicycle yet.
bullshit. What you're suggesting is more anti-free market than what I suggested. What statements like this always forget that "free market" is assumed that the people involved are somewhat equal. It's not "free market" to allow one group of people to choose winners and losers. Not every small business is free to just pick up and leave, either.
This is why common carrier status should come in. Not providing good Internet to rural areas basically allows local providers to choose who wins and who loses when it comes to business. There are few businesses that can operate without good Internet connections now, and that number is sure to decrease.
I am sure IoT has something to do with synergies with cloud technologies.
We "knowledge workers" should get right on it!
Well, perhaps they will finally learn that Adam Smith was talking about trade between equals. When one side has a massive amount of power then trade stops becoming so free.
"They cause rural businesses to lose customers"
This is the argument I don't hear enough about network neutrality. If everyone's one traffic isn't treated with some equality then we essentially let telco companies choose the winners and losers in a whole lot of businesses, not just Internet related businesses. If companies want monopoly protects they should be hit and hit hard when they refuse to treat rural or any other customers the same. Verizon shouldn't only be fined, the should lose their entire business in these areas.
This isn't just media. Every decision made can be easily second guessed. The media does it and tons of "savvy" citizens on the Internet do the same thing. There is second guessing even when the call was made right.
If the failure went the other way and thousands were stranded or killed the EXACT SAME group of people would be bitching.
...except there IS a mammoth snowstorm in other parts of New England.
The 21st Century: the Century of Whiners.
Let's have no regulations at all for the same reason!
I am not sure that this group of people has any business telling me what I need or don't need.
In the U.S. at least cable needs real competition in the broadband market. This is where the main oposition to growth is. We shouldn't be listening to them about anything at all.
It's too bad we live in a country almost entirely run by lobbyists...
Comparing the EFF to someone like the Koch industries is kind of funny. It's kind of like comparing an ant to a steamroller. Even if the EFF is incredibly strong it isn't going to win.
If he used "Duke Sucks" it would lose him some votes.
Again, I think this is a major reason that the tax code IS NOT simplfied. If it was then there many tax giveaways would simply be gone. How the amount of money that is given away to corporate entities is NOT a scandal is itself a scandal, and it's partially pulled off because the tax laws are so hard to understand without a team of lawyers.
Not so fast, Cowboy. They will have the manpower to audit YOU, just not [huge-multinational-name-here].
Like the removal of thousands of corporate tax giveaways? Not likely.