said by Linklist:Sure. Let the crooks "compete" and "innovate", we see the results all over the US, the country that INVENTED the Internet. Worked real well. When countries like South Korea and Japan kick our ass while we are spoon fed the corporate propaganda by the providers and their shills I have the utmost faith that giving them freedom to "innovate" will turn even way better. said by BlueC:
Further regulation might make it, more, difficult for new companies to jump into the industry. It's quite backwards as-is, but I don't see how more laws/regulation will improve things because most of the larger ISPs will just have a way to have loopholes in place to get around most of it.
Gov't regulation is almost always a failure in keeping prices in line or creating competition. And that is because regulated companies and their armies of lawyers and lobbyists ALWAYS find a way of manipulating the regulators in to rulings advantageous to those being regulated. And to add to that failure to create competition, the other government side effect is loss of innovation as companies spend more time and money manipulating the regulators than they do on research and development.