When nobles rule, neuvo-feudalism thrives
Welcome to the wacked out world of current U.S. politics where the corruption of both parties by special interests is so advanced that logical category errors (e.g., neutrality swaps for bandwidth) have become the rule and not the exception. They keep pretending that nobody notices or cares.
Phone bandwidth? How about the broadband bandwidth for home and business that they've been promising for 15 years? Here, in the heart of San Diego - hardly a backwater, the supposed "representative" FCC has allowed local monopoies to prevail to the extent that $70/month gets you cable modem speed (but, highly variable) with horrible reliability, $30/month buys DSL at trickle down speed and horrible reliability, satellite (too slow to mention) at hundreds/mo, or, if you want high reliability with DSL, at a mere 1-2 Mb/sec, it costs $300/mo.
No, anytime the FCC gets involved, it's as a servant to, and not as regulator of, the new barons of the communications industry who are, in turn, the subjects of the new lords of the multinational corporations - with all the attendant problems of power run amok. To paraphrase J. Bovard (without endorsing his libertarian bent), American democracy has degenerated into a Republican wolf, a Democratic wolf, and a public sheep voting on what to have for diner.