The philosophical question here is whether ISPs are more like electric companies or cable companies. Electric utilities have long been subject to strict regulations that ensure standardized services to all customers on the grounds that electricity is a necessity. The utility's role is simply to provide reliable service, and what you do with the electricity it delivers is up to you. Cable companies, on the other hand, have not been regulated in that way, and they enter into complex business arrangements with various cable channels to offer consumers packages of service. On the plus side, this approach has led to a profusion of entertainment options for viewers. On the down side, it has made cable bills increasingly expensive and opaque. How much are you paying for each of the hundreds of channels you never watch? You'll never know.