Comcast and all the other horrible cable companies want to buy off politicians rather than make you happy. That’s why they love net neutrality.
If you are in favor of net neutrality because you detest Comcast, you are being played, just as John Oliver, the latest adorable enfant terrible of Comedy Central and HBO, is being played.
His impassioned—and hilarious—rant on the urgent need for the Federal Communications Commission to formally disallow such things as a “fast lane,” and instead impose “net neutrality,” has been viewed on YouTube nearly 8 million times, making it likely the most influential single factor in the public debate. Indeed, the FCC passed a proposal Thursday that paves the way for net neutrality by classifying broadband as a government utility.