Huh, working his way back up in the public eye
Well done that man.
I'm with the idea that the current infrastructure oversight works pretty well, as in IETF, but ICANN is mostly dysfunctional and the american finger in the pie is itself a lingering chronic irritation that could very well spark balkanisation. Of course, admitting that wouldn't be in the cards for an American[tm] company. They'd be pulling the rug from under their DC lobbyists.
Personally I'm a bit less sympathetic to mobile operators for though some have certainly paid through the nose for spectrum and then had to go out and put up antennae everywhere, they still made a killing. We might have to split the regulatory attention and the companies both in two, one for the mere carrying of voice/data/etc. in bulk, and one for actually delivering that to the customer. That might open up the way to "bare" data access and lower tariffs without getting in a crunch with the regulators.
Gigabit for everyone? A couple of years back you'd be served Just Fine with half a megabit. Now a reasonable base line might be one or two, unless you want streaming hd. Even so, I'm hard pressed to see what else you'd be doing with more than a hundred megabits each, except basically waste it. A gigabit? Only for the lower latency, really.
Not that I don't like fibre, mind. But want and need are different things. There's a lot of places that could stand upgrading to more than a gigabit for the entire country first. The giants have the money, but it's still not happening. I wonder why.