Internet as Public Utility? Bad Policy.

Definitely can't say it better than this HBR editorial:

I support Net Neutrality, but I oppose those proposals that rely upon classification of the internet as a public utility, and upon government owning and operating the net in the manner of our long-neglected power, water and transportation systems.  That's just a recipe for delay, neglect and death of commercial incentive.

Other progressives feel the same way - check out the Progressive Policy Institute's recent report, Outdated Regulations Will Make Consumers Pay More for Broadband:

Once again, this is policy that should not be fought / won with sound bites.  

Our economic future depends on wise choices - and sometimes the decision to do NOTHING.

Jeffrey Ruppert