Two Cakes

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THE BOSS: Viktor! Give me the most recent update on the "network Neutrality" issue.

VIKTOR SCHRECK: There are rumors that the FCC is getting ready to release guidelines that classify the Internet as a utility, opening up ISPs to Federal regulation.

THE BOSS: What do we think about this?

VIKTOR SCHRECK: I'm... torn.

VIKTOR SCHRECK: On the one hand, we are not primarily an ISP, and anything that makes the Internet access market fade into the background is good for us--it's one less market we have to battle in, and it prevents competitors from entering into custom agreements that lock us out of parts of the market.

VIKTOR SCHRECK: On the other hand, if we were ever to aggressively move into that market, we would find our ability to act severely restricted.

VIKTOR SCHRECK: The problem is that however we choose, we'll gain the advantages of one side and lose the advantages of the other.

THE BOSS: We will claim to support Net Neutrality, all the while continuously planning its eventual future demise.

VIKTOR SCHRECK: I'll order two cakes.