it's all just dust on the horizon
Internet2 exists to cater more specifically to corporate interests. If you take a look at who's funding it well I need not say anything else.
Internet2 however never took off as planned and instead (or perhaps) by design it has been slowly injected into our current interwebz.
Internet1 and Unix in general pretty much were designed around the do no evil concept. It's one of the reasons spam filtering wasn't provided and is basically frowned upon in the rfc's since nobody imagined the systems would be abused to the extent that they are. It's also why unix machines by default usually have very lapse security. They were designed to be multi-user production machines not botnet drops and spamming pools.
So with the winds of the internet changing these larger isps att/verizon who pretty much have immunity as it is against any type of spam/abuse complaints will continue to whine about not having more control.
Fortunately for the rest of us verizon is going broke, can't comment on at&t but im sure they aren't in any better shape.
These companies have fundamental issues that come with their monopoly status. Every so often i'll speak to a network operator or upper member of management of an ISP who writes large checks to these backbones and it just so happens these companies also provide them with wireless and phone service and all it takes is for these people to get jacked around at home for them to tear up these contracts.
I know i've done it, it all comes with being a monopoly.
Verizon has absolutely no plan for the future and from the looks of this neither does at&t. So when you can't sell anything furthering your monopoly status seems to be popular.