The ISPs are selling (leasing) hardware, they have a huge infrastructure all over the state/country that they have to install, service, and maintain, and adding a subscriber usually requires an appointment and a truck roll. Also, the ISPs are monopolies, regulated, with agreements with the local municipality, and various requirements involved with that.
The streaming services are selling data, they can add a subscriber at essentially zero incremental cost, in seconds.
That alone explains a LOT of the difference in satisfaction.
It's really quite simple. We do not record the content of phone calls under the program that collects phone call metadata, and we do not record metadata under the program that collects phone call content.
There, now we can deny anything just by putting it in the context of the right program.
Could a privacy service use a separate subdomain for each customer (or group of customers) with a separate SSL key, allowing them to comply with a pen register order for one customer without revealing all customers' traffic?
Yes, the price of SSL keys could be a factor, but perhaps a different CA would be appropriate for this.
Cable companies are picking up an unencrypted signal on public airwaves, and relaying it to viewers that could get it anyway. Why do cable companies (let alone Aereo) have to pay a single penny to the networks?
Anyone remember why NASA's Challenger space shuttle blew up?
"The Rogers Commission found NASA's organizational culture and decision-making processes had been key contributing factors to the accident. NASA managers had known contractor Morton Thiokol's design of the SRBs contained a potentially catastrophic flaw in the O-rings since 1977, but failed to address it properly. They also disregarded warnings from engineers about the dangers of launching posed by the low temperatures of that morning and had failed in adequately reporting these technical concerns to their superiors."
"He urged website operators to act responsibly to protect children from bullies,"
And who is protecting the children from bullying text messages right now? Or bullying phone calls? Wonder how the phone companies would react to a similar call for them to moderate text messages and phone calls! They have an even better argument about scale.
PROBABLE and PARTICULAR do they not understand in the below?
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."