Commons transition: what about the IT infrastructure?
there's a great deal of debate in the P2P community about the ways the commons transition will take shape in fields as diverse as energy production, farming, housing, industrial production and so on. Almost all proposed solutions take the IT ifrastructure as a given: the internet is assumed to always be there for us to use, no matter what. This seems to me like a naive and dangerous assumption, as it greatly downplays the importance of ISPs (which are private companies) as both gateways and gatekeepers of our access to the internet. There are many ways both governments and private institutions could get in the way of the commons transition by disrupting our communication channels.
Has this been debated here before? Are there any resources/articles/papers around this problem I should be aware of?