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IowaCowboy
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Springfield, MA
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Common carrier laws

I wonder if data traffic could be included in the so-called common carrier laws which require that passenger or freight traffic be carried without discrimination as long as a fee is paid, space is available, and it is safe.

Even though data is not a passenger or freight, it is still traffic that needs transportation and the roads are the cable and fiber lines.

Maybe if the common carrier laws could be applied to data traffic, the end of throttling, packet shaping, and deep packet inspection could come to an end.

In my opinion, I think state PUCs should regulate ISPs as the federal government is the most incompetent regulator.