“Yes, Comcast might slow down or charge more for Netflix so Comcasts TV service gets priority and is cheaper.
That means there is a business opportunity to offer internet that supports Netflix.
Someone else could offer internet service without any streaming at all. There are people who just want email and Facebook, nothing else. A very low cost service would be perfect for them.
Open markets breed competition and innovative solutions. That is why our healthcare system works the same way as it did in the 1970s....because government control and regulations have forced it to stagnate and not innovate in the way it operates.”
I agree, in theory, as I said above. The problem is that there’s an enormous barrier to entry in the form of last-mile cabling. You might recall the exodus of many smaller ISPs years ago after deregulation denied them access to the cable infrastructure (Netcom etc.).
There is simply no way for a new ISP to start up in most places. Even Google with all its resources is backing away from Google Fiber. AT&T did run fiber through our neighborhood not too long ago...amazingly with NN in place at the time... I’m all for less government and less regulation. However, there are times when regulation is necessary.