Tell me how this will encourage any form of competition?
Cable - In my area we have 1 cable company, and they will not allow any others in the area. And that is Cable One, and the only way im sure that will change is if someone like Comcast buys them out. And this will still leave us with only 1 option.
DSL - On the other end of that the only other internet option we have is AT&T which has absolutly terrible service in our area.
So we are stuck with Cable One in our area which has a terribly over priced service that has extreme packet loss and constant drops from the network.
Leased -Now if I was a business I could pay out for an extremely expenssive leased line from another carrier, which is not affordable.
SAT -Satelite is not even an option with the increased Ping times that the technology creates.
Cell- still not viable or cost effective for a daily internet user/ gamer
There will not be any new competition, the only viable options are DSL/ Cable for broadband and in most areas only 1 of the services are acceptable. They do not have to compete they have monopolies on the area they supply the service to.