By actively promoting that the telcos DO ruin their internet experience? Because you can't have one without the other, in the framework of the present argument.
Blocking content won't last because it does not make economic sense in the long run.
Of course it makes sense. The telco's are licking their lips at this point. I can get FiOS, a crappy comcast connection, or satellite at my location. Satellite's latency is too high unless you are reading only, so that is not a viable option. FiOS will fiddle with the bits to exclude the content I want unless the content providers pay big $$ and/or I pay big $$$. Only one of us paying big $$$ is not even a guarantee that the content will be provided to me upon request in a timely fashion. So my only option remains comcast which has horrid speed at my location, and comcast will also charge me and the content providers as well. Thanks to the telcos splitting up the country and agreeing not to compete with each other at the same location, I have little to no REAL options if FiOS starts screwing with the internet traffic. So your contention is not realistic.
If a customer is unhappy with their ISP, they can complain, change ISP's or sue.
Do that, maybe SOMEONE will get to your case/complaint/whatever in a couple months or a year. In the meantime you are screwed.
I'd rather file a denial of service complaint against a company than against a poorly written gov't law.
File a complaint and wait while your internet is unusable. Enjoy.
The internet should be content agnostic. The telco's should be pushing the bits along, ans offering services that customers can purchase. What you are fighting for is the right for the telco's to degrade your service and charge you more for less.
Fantasyland, not reality.
Sue? Sue on what grounds? What's the contract say? The US Supreme Court ruled just LAST WEEK a contract can limit a customer to arbitration and forfeit the right to sue. AT&T was the winning litigant.
Millions live where they have one broadband choice. Apartment dwellers, for example, are often limited to one provider, like the cable company two of which are also content providers: Comcast and Time Warner.
While it's possible they wouldn't block content outright, they may play favorites by shaping bandwidth to benefit partner sites or their own services and ruin the experience of competing services.
Do you want monopoly providers making those choices for you? Hulu over Netflix. DailyKos over FR. Vimeo over YouTube.