Your internet connection is not what you probably think it is, and soon, it will be nothing like it is now. Cringley describes how recent FCC and Supreme Court rulings will change the ISP business. What the Democrats did in the 1990s that opened up access to the Internet (aka Al Gore inventing the Internet), is being reverse by Corporatists who now will control prices, and eventually, content.
So the telcos were first exempted from having to share their faster services in order to encourage them to build those services, which we sorely needed. And now they are exempted from having to share their slower service specifically because there are so many broadband alternatives.
It looks like beyond e911 and supporting digital wire taps, the feds don't really care what the cable TV and telephone companies do or what they charge. And many of the telephony services currently subsidized by carrier fees will probably die or be pushed off on the states as a result of this effective telco tax cut.
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