“There’s no silver bullet for net neutrality.
Donnie Brandt

We need more competition. But we have a bunch of powerful local monopolies who have decidedly anti-competitive agendas, such as lobbying to prevent municipal broadband and avoiding competing with one another head-to-head in most markets.

SpaceX is sending up low-orbit satellites. Google is sending up low-orbit wifi balloons (Project Loon). But how would any non-multibillion dollar company compete with these existing monopolies given their massive monopoly cash flows and regulatory capture?

How much of a factor would getting rid of net neutrality be in stimulating this competition you speak of? Because getting rid of net neutrality would severely harm consumers and small businesses who rely on the internet in the meantime, while we’re waiting for sufficient competition to materialize.

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