in a perfect world
When these corporations want to play by their own moral handbook as far as how the internet should be provided then if the time ever comes for them to need anything from the government I would say deny it.
If you look at the banking industry that we had that fell in the toliet, a large part of that still slaps you in the face today when you walk into your local bank and see the large community reinvestment act plastic signs. Our government forced banks to make loans to people that could not afford it.
Now in this instance, government; on behalf of the people tried to force these isps to be neutral. If I recall correctly, if an ISP is fiddling with it's traffic the ISP is then accountable for the traffic since it's picking and choosing what it wants.
Joe Shmoe doesn't seem to understand what net neutrality means. I hear the locals on talk radio railing against it but you can be assured if Comcast and Verizion and the other corporate thugs with lobbyists don't like something then it's probably something we need.
I can't see any of this helping UUnet or Comcast get any new peering deals. Comcast is already starting to gain about as much credibility as Cogent in providing connectivity to large business.
What's going to happen when Verizon, Comcast, and the others come to the tax payers for bailouts. Will they be deemed to big too fail? I think so.