Verizon: No. We Can't Become Dumb Pipes!
Jean-Louis Gassée

Why can’t they understand that a lot of people would be willing to pay more for a fast, reliable, safe pipe from a trusted company that will not tamper with your data stream, attempt to sell your browsing history, overcharge for mandatory locked equipment, and overload their shared infrastructure at peak times? I would sign up for a good dumb pipe anytime.

I suppose that would be too much work, it must be easier and cheaper to buy legislators than build a proper network and hire competent support staff.