This is a pretty solemn rant, but in light of everything that's going on, it's definitely worth reading. Just don't do it if you happen to be enjoying a good mood.
Whether or not you agree with it, it's worth looking on what's been going on. With each passing year of this decade, we've become progressively more aggressive in pursuing our commercial interests on the internet.
The telecommunications lobby is one of the third biggest in DC - definitely not something to be taken lightly. So I think the chances of passing any sort of regulation intended to put commercial interests in their place just aren't going to happen. A lot of these providers stand to profit, at least in the short run, from more commercialization.