insane: Need to remember that not all the current network equipment ISPs are using today easily scale to speeds great enough coupe with free national traffic.
While national traffic probably only accounts for around 20-25% of all usage, with free local traffic this would balloon with file sharing and other traffic that isn't actually contributing to business / economic growth.
ISPs will be having to upgrade their switching equipment, core routers, DPI equipment, handover links. Depending on the current equipment used some may even need to completely upgrade entire platforms if their current gear does not simply have upgradable components.
All this investment with no return as traffic is free? I can't see many ISPs wanting to sign up to that.
Yep, sucks to be them! That's why the government needs to step in.