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  •  I think it means that we're all going to pay (9+ / 0-)

    more for less, as larger content creators and providers squeeze out smaller ones because they can afford to pay for higher speeds and/or more bandwidth and consumers understandably spend more of their time and money on the larger ones because they'll have faster speeds (and initially cheaper rates). Then, once the smaller ones go bust, the remaining mega-creators and providers will be able to charge whatever the market will bear, as they collude to fix prices, just as in every other industry that became commodified, like gasoline, cable TV or big box stores. Thus, less variety, lower quality, higher prices, all because the courts won't allow the public to level the playing field through regulation because that's the ONLY way to prevent this sort of outcome. The "free market" ALWAYS leads to such unfairness.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 11:16:09 AM PST

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