Maybe I think a bit too linearly, but what does donations received by a politician have to do with increasing consumer welfare?
Consumer welfare? What’s that? Isn’t that what Free Press is talking about when it banters around the notion of consumer protection?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Attacking a congressman on the issue of money he received from a corporation may be good tabloid fodder, but in the world of public policy, it’s pointless.
Free Press should be concerned about consumers realizing increased levels of broadband services for the same level of price. Free Press should be concerned about increasing consumer surplus. Regulation has never brought that about.