It could be. That's the American legal manoeuver that was used in this one. That's what's been challenged in the court.
As for this question of the FTC's authority. There's a lot to say about that. I worked at the FTC myself. I spent a lot of time thinking about the statute's section 5. There, the FTC would answer what you just said by saying that the broadband is no longer a common carrier because of this reclassification; because of what the FTC is doing, it's no longer a common carrier and therefore we do have jurisdiction over it.
Now someone could challenge that, relying on the ninth circuit, and say it's still kind of a common carrier, but they are taking it out of the common carrier category in order to give the FTC jurisdiction.
You're right that the idea of unfair acts and practices has been used in a lot of different ways. I think it has its limits. It's one of those things. It's like this tiny bit of authority that's been stretched pretty far. The main problem it has is that it basically creates regimes that are like click-through regimes. You just have to give notice of things. You can do anything you want; you just have to have a lot of fine print. I think that has not been good in privacy, frankly. You've probably heard this. I think the Canadian approach of privacy by design is better, if I can call that a Canadian approach, as opposed to...and I think most American academics think that the approach of just giving notice has failed. I mean, nobody reads the stuff. They never negotiate. I mean are you going to negotiate with Facebook when you have to see your grandkids? I know you don't have grandkids, but you know what I mean. It's an absurd fiction. That's how I feel about that.