but the cynic in me knows that the free market apologists are smoking crack if they think that this will all sort this out without any regulation. The airwaves are just as much of a public resource as street right of ways. If businesses want to profit from public resources they have to give something back to the public.
I'm OK with letting it slide for right now because wireless broadband really is still a good ways off from being a real alternative to wired. But the FCC needs to watch the wireless carriers like a hawk and step in at the appropriate time. If they wait until wireless net access is as ubiquitous as wired broadband is now to do demand neutrality standards be met, the battle will already be lost.
Jeeze, googles got an agreement out of verizon to protect wired, who'd have thought that would ever happen! And yet people are still complaining. Nothing gets done without pragmatism, and google has half one here and protected wired. They can work on wireless later. But that is a very different situation. Wireless is very bandwidth constrained and will never able to be free of needs of network management. The most we'll be able to do is stop carriers favouring certain companies content over others. And let them stick to managing by protocols.