Necessity is the mother of invention.
If corporations are forced to play on a level field they will be forced to come up with new inventive ways to push more content across the network.
A tiered network is wrong on a public funded network! The FTC needs to step in and say NO! If a company wants to lay a private network backbone and charge a premium then should do it with out any public funds. The communications company's have already over charged us for fiber to the curb that was to be deployed by the year 2000, that never happened!