The internet is a public good and should be treated as one. It is time to nationalize the internet and create a level playing field for all content providers. Equal access for ALL. It is time for the internet to be a non profit entity, that uses all the money collected to reinvest in the system.
Right now a large chunk of your bill goes into stock dividends, share buybacks, and marketing. None of these activities makes your internet faster or cheaper. These activities make your bill more expensive while the companies that gouge you under invest in infrastructure and employees.
Comcast spent $2.85 billion for shareholder dividends in 2016. How much better would your internet be if they spent that on infrastructure or employees? How much cheaper would your bill be if they didn’t spend that on dividends but instead lowered their rates?