So there's nothing wrong here because:
Both of these arguments do not adress whether this is a net neutrality issue, yet they are central to the argument here, and its a slippery slope type argument which continues with:
You mean, RESTORE your Netflix experience to what it was before throttling by the ISP. If I was to smash a cup handle and I fix it with some crazy glue, or maybe I just buy a new one, I am not improving it. That's not the commonly accepted meaning of the word improvement.
And then the non sequitur:
How is Netflix trying to pull a fast one?, I'm open to discussing this, but the "article" (propaganda piece on Mashable) does not say, it says words, sure, but none that back up the argument directly rather than handwaving it away.
(This peering issue you mention is, again, only mentioned in the "article" (astroturfing linkbait), I have a good grasp of the technical issues it refers to yet none of these are mentioned here as anything other than technobabble so not worth discussing as part of the argument either.
There may be something here but its really not as simple as the way its stated here, I'm reminded of this: http://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/How_to_Cook_for_Forty_Humans )
But the funny thing is that the real "meat" of the argument is hidden here in this paragraph, it just doesn't mean what you say it means:
So, investors were told that everything's fine so they don't worry and take their money with them. And this doesn't raise an alarm for you? The argument basically boils down to:
Its not a net neutrality issue because WE SAY ITS NOT A NET NEUTRALITY ISSUE AND NOBODY HAS THE AUTHORITY TO SAY IT IS, LETS WORRY ABOUT THAT IN THE FUTURE.
But if it isn't, then why had the FCC attempted to prevent this from happening in the past?, and the minute the FCC's power to regulate this was overruled. Throttling starts?
Yes, yes it is. For business it is.
Seems to me that what they do says quite a bit more then the spin they try to put on it. Because this is spin, its the language of business and politics du jour after all.