intriguing. I’ve heard that too: that anti-trust laws would be a replacement for long-standing net neutrality but I haven’t researched it deeply since 2015 and forgot most of what I learned. Time to research again.
Ok. Sounds like the FCC wants to pass the job over to the FTC, treating internet as a trade issue rather than a communications issue, gong from a more qualified agency to a less qualitied agency.
It’ll be hard to demonopolize ISPs as most areas have only a couple of ISP options and because there’s no required wire sharing, any new ISP will have to lay their own wires across telephone poles to even start.
So it’s unlikely there will be many anti-trust lawsuits even possible, meaning power will remain in the hands of the few but now with no effective oversight against lack of access abuses.
Smacks of FB’s India experiment a few years ago.