Let’s understand something: Internet service is an extremely profitable business for the companies that provide it. Most on this notorious list are cable TV companies and generally they break even on TV and make their profit on the Internet because it costs so little to provide once the basic cable plant is built. So what these five are saying, if Level3 is on the level, is that the huge profits they are already making on Internet service just aren’t quite huge enough.
Bob offers a solution that doesn’t involve government intervention, which means it won’t likely happen. Not sure if I fully understand how you can toss Comcast out of this pool without disrupting service for millions of people. Maybe someone in the comment will explain how that works.