I explain my thoughts in detail here: http://bit.ly/FCC_OpenNet
and I agree on a lot about this. We favor letting municipalities build out networks if those communities want to, we want more competition, we want very fast broadband for EVERY person and business in the country, we feel it is a crucial roadblock to future growth. We want options. We do NOT want new taxes, fees or regulatory filing requirements. We do NOT want taxes on the Internet. We do not want ISPs to have to contribute to the Universal Service Fund.
Where and I differ is whether in the short term it is a good idea to allow the FCC to do the following now:
• Stop states from preventing municipalities from offering fiber, broadband or partnering with companies who want to do that
• Force de facto monopoly ISPs to not throttle certain legal services who don't pay them extortion money
• Force de facto monopoly ISPs to not favor partners over non-partners in their access speed to consumers
• Force de facto monopoly ISPs to not block or hinder legal services that may present a current or future threat to services the de facto monopoly ISPs currently offer or plan to offer
I am for empowering the FCC to have the power to do those things to react to the abuse the de facto monopoly ISPs have inflicted on users. fears that is opening up a can of worms (and has a lot of history to back up that fear.)
The status quo is bad. This is an option and there are risks but I favor doing something versus doing nothing.
(Also this guy's premise that landlines are dead while the Internet is flourishing because of Title II is absurd.)
Again, I go into greater detail in my radio segment from today here: http://bit.ly/FCC_OpenNet
I think the internet has already made the case for free and open markets having a better track record than a closed, regulated sector that promotes large or small localized monopolies. The growth and innovation that we've seen in the internet cannot be matched with any other regulated market.
Net Neutrality, Title II Proponents "Assume Nothing Has Changed" Since 1...: http://youtu.be/vkWcVTn2VFg