As bad as Rogers is, Bell Canada is much worse with regards to NN. And both would like nothing better than than to prevent all the other ISPs from being able to lease the last mile from them.
Also, competition? Please.
I need 25mbit+ to do my job, if you think phone companies are offering a viable alternative I've got a bridge to sell you.
No, they don't. Not at all. I am by some miracle grandfathered into an almost affordable unlimited data plan, and even it gets throttled after a certain limit.
See airline regulation which did a lot of things and had a lot of goals but ended up being used by the industry to keep new players out of the market place.
Except BOTH examples provided were not stopped by antitrust regulations or public blow back, but by the authority of the FCC to enforce net neutrality.
> I know that it simply is not in service providers’ interests to throttle access to what consumers want to see.
Which is why they've been fighting so hard to have the ability to do it...
There's nothing left that has not been explained in detail and any sort of argument with someone who claims to understand the matter is futile: they either can not or will not understand.
> The good news is that we will soon have a real-world experiment to show who is right and who is wrong. The United States will get rid of its rules, and the European Union and Canada will keep their stringent regulations. In two years, will the American internet be slower, less innovative and split into two tiers, leaving Canadians to enjoy their fast and neutral net?
Isn't this already happening, even with NN?
The big players in the US have already shown they don't care at all about competing and are perfectly content giving the US substandard service compared to much of the rest of the world.
I have the perspective of having worked for a large institution that is in effect a large ISP. Our network delivery costs are nothing in the scheme of things, and where we own fiber the marginal cost of scaling our network capacity 100x a decade ago was actually below zero as we replaced more expensive, more labor intensive equipment.
If people acted only on what sounded reasonable...
Let’s just remind people that America invented the internet and the telcos invented embedding postal code data in auction bids to keep competitors out.
All these discussions assume that the marginal advantage is in improving delivery of services for telecom players.
That offering the same service over the same pipes but just degraded or compartmentalized is not the winning move.