Americans get excited about net neutrality

Twitter and tech news sites were awash news that the FCC had changed the rules around the treatment of broadband service. Ars Technica has a good run-down of the changes.

This is exciting news for Americans but seems to be something that happened in the rest of the world years ago. In many other countries, unbundling was mandated. Depending on the specifics of the law in each country, this allows other companies to place equipment in a telephone exchange and run service over the last-mile infrastructure owned by the big telco. 

The real solution is to allow unbundling and let the market take care of the problem. Unfortunately all too often in the United States regulation is deemed to be interfering in the operation of the market when in reality proper regulation would allow a real market to develop.