Dear Dr. Wheeler:
I am a student at California Polytechnical State University. I strongly believe that internet service providers should be classified as common carriers.
There is not any measurable difference between the internet service provided by Comcast in one town and Time Warner in the next, other than speed and cost.
On a sidenote, because Netflix is cited so much as the “top consumer of bandwidth” during peak periods, I feel that you should ask the providers during the next session where they complain about it whether or not they have tried cooperating with Netflix to get more peering boxes installed. (These peering boxes serve the video from inside the Provider’s network, meaning less nodes/routers are affected by the bandwidth.)
Because the different providers have no real difference between them (and when they do try to be different in their service, they usually do illegal or horribly badly done things - see  and ), I see no reason for them not to be classified as common carriers like telephone companies.
Please, I urge you to classify broadband and wireless internet service providers as common carriers. This is something whose time has come, and is truly in the best interest of the consumer.
Student, California Polytechnical State University, San Luis Obispo
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