Re: Smaller ISPs the future?
This is a problem brought about by government involvement. If cable companies didn't have legalized monopolies in their areas, then there could be a lot more competition. Imagine Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and whatever other companies exist that could compete across the country. Throw in the telcos that already compete with the cable companies, not to mention satellite providers (latency issues notwithstanding).
With healthier competition, I guarantee that neutrality would be a competitive factor. We don't need government to get involved in telling free market companies how to operate. While they use the excuse it's for the "good of the people", we are opening the door for further inteference in the future. Once they've stepped in for "net neutrality", who's to say they won't step in again for some other "crisis" that requires some cencorship like they do now for TV and radio? There goes true neutrality.
If you are at all concerned about net neutrality, the worst thing that can happen is for the government to get involved. Business is ultimately accountable to their customers. Big government is accountable to no one.