The AEI at which the commissioner was speaking...
Is an anti-regulation, pro-business think-tank that pretends that cutthroat capitalism will result in everyone winning, with an extremely strong belief in social Dawinism. Oligarchies are a-okay, even oppressive and monopolistic ones, because it's not the government. In general, everything they take issue with when the government does it is somehow not just acceptable but laudable when done by businesses.
The commissioner in question was a legislative aid for the Senate Republican Whip (like the name implies, it's the leadership position in charge of "whipping up" support for a leadership-approved bill) and has been a professional politician. He was "nominated" by President Obama to make sure the FCC even had enough bodies to have a quorum and do anything at all. To show just how politicized the FCC is, there are legal limits to the number of commissioners that can be from the same party.
To expect this man to be anything more than a Trojan Horse used to convey the not-so-secret desire of the ISPs to double charge for the same bandwidth is ludicrous. At best, he's a puppet. His appearance at the AEI speaks volumes about his ability to address any proposal or action without having already decided the outcome.