You may have heard about the FCC's decision to reclassify internet providers as common carriers, which means that they have to support all internet traffic equally, just as a phone company needs to connect all calls made to your phones. This means that Netflix no longer has to pay Verizon and Comcast in order to get a good internet connection, and that large evil companies like Verizon and Comcast cannot make a profit by charging video streaming services a tax to use their infrastructure. There is already a bill backed by the GOP to repeal the new classification, which is surprising, as the Dems are the ones that are usually in the pocket of the cable companies, but perhaps not that surprising, as Republicans are the more corporately, shall we say, inclined of the two parties. This is also very surprising because it is the second big loss for the ISPs this year. Back in January, the FCC also redefined broadband as 25/4 up from 4/1. We all expected this was coming, but we were hoping a reclassification for 10mbps, we weren't even dreaming of 25! This may be the kiss of death to outdated DSl connections, and may finally convince the ISPs to build more fiber. The lesson here is that sometime, even in a government as corrupt as this one we can win small victories against corporate America!