@Eric Kimminau TREG
"You have 5G on that phone in your hand? Thank Trump for getting rid of Net Neutrality in the US. Has your broadband speed increased in the last 7 years?"
"The problem is "net neutrality" discourages investment in new capacity, as there is no way to monetise it."
What utter fucking bollocking bullshit!!
Here in NZ we have had net neutrality ever since "the government" forced net neutrality by causinging the break-up of Telecom NZ into two, since they were playing the same sort of games. Charging more for other ISPs to use their networks.
Now we have Chorus, who have been charged by "the government" to provide nationwide coverage of fibre to all homes and businesses without fear or favour. It's ONLY task is to supply the network to ALL ISPs equally. We now have a near nationwide network of fibre to the home, obviously the main centres got it first, but gradually building out into country areas.
Telecom itself, now renamed for some unknown marketing reason, to Spark, is an ISP only.
Funnily enough,the country is in the midst of rolling out 5G plus other innovations.
So much for government regulation holding back innovation garbage. We have competition, you know the be all and end all of so-called American free marketeering, of the ISPs, NOT the network supplier. No throttling, no special pricing for their buddies, or whoever paid them the most.
The USA might be capable of joining the real world of fast fibre and decently priced ISPs, if they allowed net neutrality, and instead of allowing private enterprise to control the whole shit show. Like the roading system, one agency provides the roads/network and allow the content suppliers to have at it.
From an outsider looking in, and one who has worked and lived in the U.S, Trump brought out the very worst in U.S. politics, and [deity] knows most countries' politicians have a lot to answer for sometimes.