This came out of the blue, indeed -- not even nine months ago the head of the FCC dismissed this legal strategy as too radical, so it's a very welcome change. It won't come without hiccups, given the plethora of potential lawsuits. Should it actually come by, then hell to the yes.
The FCC will vote on the proposal on the 26th.
Tinypic broke but I just Foxtroting love dogs lol.
Does this mean Free Parking will be ousted in favour of the Internet utility in Monopoly? I like my free parking, but a third utility might make it viable for the mid and endgame. Something like having $(Roll x 25) rent would make it interesting when trying to back a mid-game economy.
Disastrous. Internet companies would rely on lobbying the government for special privileges to expand their operation in a world with the internet classified as a "utility"--where we allow the government to manage the internet. Internet service providers will no longer rely (so much) on good data management to attract customers. It is the framework that allows the government so many excuses in regulating many given aspects of internet. If it is classified as such, we will have poorer internet at a higher price guaranteed. Companies would no longer be able to act on traffic, to block, manage, or prioritize it in any way if the FCC got what it wanted. Edit: I don't expect a lot of lawsuits against this sort of thing, since the big internet companies all want to see it happen.whoops, nevermind @ Comcast, Verizon etc. But, companies like Google, Amazon, Twitter, are all for it.
A Weltanschauung of Joie de vivre. "Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough." - Frédéric Bastiat Always looking for le mot juste.