The fact that ISP's are taking the holier than thou stance of how they will stop building out and "creating jobs" sickens me. The Telecom industry didn't create the prosperous interconnected world that we live in today, innovators and content creators did. Without content and the interconnected devices we have today, there is no need for the infrastructure.
We have a government that continues to protect old business models because they have been bought to the detriment of we the consumers. The ISP's today are "passively throttling" competing content providers by refusing to participate in the network model that got us to where we are today because they want to milk additional revenue that they frankly are not entitled to. If the ISP's require additional revenue to build out their network so that they can deliver what their customers request from the Internet at large then they need to pass that cost on to the consumers. The idea of requesting or initiating party pays is well established in telecommunications but now ISP's want to disregard the fact that without their customers requesting the data, it would not be sent. The idea of the Internet is that anyone can connect and offer up content without having to become a 3rd Tier ISP themselves just to connect to every network. Many of them partner or create CDN's to make their services better and reduce the impact on ISP's.
There may be 100's of thousands of jobs at ISP's but there are many times more that have been created by Internet enabled innovators and content creators. Those are who are "too big to fail". We should not be trying to protect an oligopolist broadband market and the relatively small number of jobs it represents when 100x as many jobs are possible if we keep the Internet free and open.