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Nothing TOO drastic, just something subtle. You know, just take a sledgehammer to a couple of legs, no biggie. It's like a time out for traitorous policy makers.
Also, I support you fully in this. Fucking capitalism
But in any case they'll be dealing with a very pissed off market and I hazard to guess that they're probably going to start a new market of network-circumventing technologies.
Hell, they can't really prevent the creation of those Pringles can Wifi networks. What makes them think that they can effectively control network speeds for different types of traffics without taking down a host of technological and software resources meant to hide actual traffic from them?
Oh, heck naw, don't you worry Blasta, I'm not going ot tear your head off. I know that online especially when it comes to politics and products lots of people tend to get emotionally turbocharged but I'm one of those ones who can handle a difference in opinion... when it comes to that stuff.
I kinda hear you on the megamonopolies though (historically if you look at utilities... and more recently, particularly when it comes to telecoms)
Where I live it seems most of the telecom is divided for the most part evenly between Comcast and AT&T with the little wedge of leftover market area held by a fluctuating cast of smaller third guys who seem to come and go.
I doubt anybody will have the spine/balls to motion an antitrust against the big guys though because there's just so freaking much lobbying embedded in the (ooh, sorry for the terrible pun I'm about to use here) infrastructure which sustains the megacorps staying big.
I'd like to have my own corporation some day (long term goal, provided I could ever get together enough money and manpower to make it all possible) but rather than that sort of underhanded crap I'd rather it do well from just making a damned better product or way better service than the crap the other guys are peddling. And if we got too big then yeah, it'd get broken apart like all those baby Bells. On the other hand, if it flopped, you dust yourself off, file chapter 11 and start over again. <- this is a gross oversimplification but in general,
yeah, I feel like (I concur here) anticompetitive practices hurt everybody in the market in the long run and that big dinosaurs that don't lumber along as well as they used to should be food for the smaller guys to rise up and fill the newly opened niche formerly held by the entity whose carcass they are munching on.
Now that, is a lessez-faire economy. :happytear: