It is so important to me that I am a single issue voter. If any politician were serious about breaking the ISP monopolies, I would support them regardless of their other positions. Nothing so directly affects me on a visceral, primal, level, as Comcast.
To see comcast destroyed, to see their executives imprisoned, their assets confiscated, the children of the children of the children of anyone related to comcast imprisoned for all time would hardly be enough.
No company should be as passionately hated as the American ISP.
These companies are raping our future, to no purpose. It would be one thing if it was for profit, but it isn't. They are just arbitrarily slowing down the internet because of stupidity. Clinging to old and outdated business models, throttling user speeds, not because of a need to do so. Not because we won't pay for better speed. No. They do this because they can.
Google comes into town, and all of a sudden, Comcast and Time Warner increase speeds by factors of 50 or 60. They flip a goddamn switch. Profits don't go down, it doesn't cost massive investments, these companies are literally holding the internet hostage to try and keep people paying for cable TV.
And these are the only folks who benefit from this crap. Net neutrality is hands down more important than all the other things, because without it you're not going to be able to talk about all the other things. It's the free speech of this century. And the battle is all-but lost. Right now, your ISP is treating your traffic differently, unless you pay their extortion to be treated properly. Additionally, most of them have started this bullshit with charging you to rent a piece of equipment that they then use to provide wi-fi through the connection you pay for to people you didn't give permission to use that equipment.
If dousing myself in gasoline and lighting myself on fire would get Comcast nationalized, I'd be crispy TOYM already.