|I have to side with the broadband providers, and against 'net neutrality' advocates. In fact, I think the term 'net neutrality' tries to suggest something it is not.|
Nevertheless, I do think the issues being discussed may be more complex than Ted or Teresa suggest. Providers, who are contracted to deliver certain minimum levels of service to their customers, can have their services compromised by "broadband hogs". However, if providers can selectively squeeze the baud rate on content providers they feel are clogging their systems, it is clear they as easily have the power to selectively squeeze the baud rates based upon other, less objective, considerations - e.g. don't like a politically conservative web service, cut its speed. So, whether abuse will occur or not, the clear potential for abuse is there. Still, I'm against regulation, any of which I'm sure will address the issue inaccurately, and poorly.
Of course users can always switch to another internet provider, but how well can one tell whether it is their provider slowing their speed, or the website itself that's sluggish (some are clutzy).