These FirstMile.US comments were intended to be a start at framing a discussion that provides an avenue to fix things, separate carriage from content, and let the market provide people with the Internet they want.
We have an opportunity to start changing the language and creating the visual picture in people's minds of who's whoming who. In order to do that, we need to start at the beginning.
The FirstMile.US response is an attempt to bring us all back to the beginning of an understanding of how to look at the big picture. Until the powers that be start looking at the big picture in a stratified way, we have no hope that we can begin to even tackle some of the harder problems. We do not want this to be just-another-exercise-in-futility.
Clean slate thinking is needed. Thinking about the pipe separate from the applications and devices is needed.
So, we begin at the beginning.