The Internet is actively being developed to limit individuals from contributing to the “content space” of the Internet. Much of the deployment of the Internet is owned and managed by content providers such as Time/Warner and Comcast.

Practically the only methods of broadband access to the Internet for small business and residential clients is through DSL or Cable Modem. Cable companies can limit the number of competitors to their cable modem service. This has been recently
challenged.

DSL broadband providers (ISPs) are at the mercy of the telephone companies that have the copper into the homes. I.e. SBC charges up to $40 per subscriber. This leaves a very slim, if any, gross profit margin. Very few providers can justify it.