From recent headlines:
Now that the FCC hearing in Standford is over, Comcast had dumped the idea of a consumer “bill of rights” for consumers. Instead, apparently picking up on Commissioner McDowell’s confusion over ICANN and how it works, Comcast has announced it is joing the Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA). While purportedly eager to include us regular folks in the dialog, consumer interests will not be represented in the initial discussions.
Comcast also is looking at bandiwdth caps, but that’s in addition to “managing” p2p, not instead of managing p2p.
Meanwhile, Earthlink is apparently walking away from Wireless Philly, and may simply shut the system off unless the city buys it out.
And folks ask me why I don’t “trust the market” when I am skeptical that big companies will stick by their commitments….
Stay tuned . . . .