Great Airwall of Carriers
"There needs to be some stewardship and control of that...if it goes true Wild West, the network quality experience, the security for the most personal information that an individual carries with them, [is compromised]."
Haha! oh, sorry. let me rephrase that: NOOB!
What happened to QoS and proper bandwidth limiting then? (No, i'm not talking monthly caps, get off) or did you wake up in cold sweat thinking you had to open up all registers for everyone?
And if you want to talk security, if you're so scared about that then what the hell have you been using to secure your network lately then? something that is not up to par with the latest tech perhaps? yeah thought as much, sheep the lot of you!.
Oh, and client security? since when were phones secure? Then again, since when were providers concerned at all about their client's security?
As for any computer people wish to hook into your network, Last I checked my internet provider didn't fret over such trivialities either, they offer some security software and filtering, but they don't force it on me (everything is opt-in). And so they should.
Their network is tightly secured and quite capable of automatically handling infected machines, they simply get forced onto a subnet behind a proxy that serves just one page: a warning to call your provider about why you're locked down!. Pfffftt... why can't you if you're so worried about starting a Western on your network?