Telcos May 'Agree' To Net Neutrality Legislation... That They Like
from the regulatory-capture dept
It's not too hard to read between the lines here. What it means is that they've now crafted legislation that will look like net neutrality regulation, but will have so many loopholes or exceptions, that it does nothing of the sort. This has always been my fear around net neutrality legislation. The telcos have very good lobbyists, and once they got done with the law, it would almost certainly do the exact opposite of what the public was being told. Once you open up this kind of regulatory pandora's box, you're just asking for regulatory capture, where the actual text of the bill is tailored to the industry's interests.