eoi writes: I just created a White House petition to regulate the internet as a common carrier https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/regulate-internet-common-carrier-and-prohibit-providing-both-connection-and-content/8h9GdbZr. I'm just finishing Susan Crawford's wonderful book "Captive Audience", http://scrawford.net/, and it is really disturbing to think how far back the United States is falling in internet infrastructure due to the monopoly power of Comcast and Time Warner in wired, and Verizon and AT&T in wireless communication. Korea, Japan, some European countries are all installing reasonable-priced 1-Gb symmetric fiber to the home, but not us! I have to admit to personal outrage: I live in southwest dc, and there is fiber optic right across the street from me!!! http://www.broadbandmap.gov/technology But I have to live with the intermittant extremely poor DSL service provided by Verizon, since they stopped building fiber in the Verizon gets wireless, Comcast get wired deal they made in 2010. The petition is just common sense — a carrier should not have an economic interest in the goods it carries. Holds for railroads, holds for phones, and holds for the internet. So please sign it.