Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008
The fundamental point was that FCC regulation prevented the technological growth of telephony, that point was debunked on multiple points, but an implicit assumption I made within my argument was that the funding for research and development largely came from industry and that despite regulation there was still opportunity for growth.
In other words the regulations did not freeze innovation as was claimed by Cruz.
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If we run into a situation where people can't get their Netflix due to there not being enough bandwidth on the back end, the customers will largely handle it. Even in cases of a local monopoly as those companies will want to protect their brands. They could cut a deal with Netflix to host their most popular selections in a local data center for example.
It leaves a bit of gray area for the courts, sure, but I would prefer to let the market figure out how to get broadband out to rural areas and other innovations.
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