While the title of this bill seems to imply it, I don't think there's a provision that legalizes altering firmware on a device you own. This seems to be focused solely on being able to resell your property along with whatever original manufacturer's programming is included to make it work.
We'd still need specific exemptions to the DMCA from the Librarian of Congress to mod a game console, thermostat, refrigerator, etc. Or we'd need another law that generally allows decoupling the provided firmware from the device.
In a country where citizens can be arrested when an officer reasonably believes there is a law preventing some action, the decision makers at these agencies should be waiting in jail cells to make 'cute' rationalizations. It sure seems like they're breaking a law; and if they're not they've broken its spirit.
You are wrong; he was acknowledging that his experience is anecdotal. It may conflict with your observations, and while not everyone is a "leet infrastructure dood" they are entitled an opinion. But expressing them in a crude insulting manner, as you've done, needn't be tolerated.
Lookit, the "rules of the road for ISPs" are to deliver the bits as quickly as possible as cheaply as possible. We wouldn't have to tell you that if there were any market forces driving you to compete.
I mean, yeah "rollover" is nice I guess. Still wonder why they make people buy too much data in the first place though. I'd rather buy what I use instead of aiming to consume some arbitrary wholesale club package amount.
Also the prices are different for new customers vs existing customers, the first thing they do is ask your address. They don't seem very interested in handing info if they provide service nearby but not to a particular address.
I've spent hours getting an accurate picture of package, prices, speeds, channels and equipment in JUST MY AREA. And none of that can factor in the hidden fees because HIDDEN FEES.