A difficult balancing act.
I have no idea how bad things can be in the US, I don't live there; but if anecdotal evidence is anything to go by it can be a bit of a lottery as to whether or not you have a decent broadband connection.
If ISPs were given the freedom to fully control their bandwidth as they like it may well become even more chancy.
I think that the FCC is in a difficult position between the telcos and the likes of Google and Facebook. They all want to have the playing field tilted in their favour and as they have pots of money and can afford to deploy lots of lawyers they are going to fight like mad to keep as much of an advantage as they can. With that sort of battle going on the only people that will lose out are the consumers, those poor saps who in the end actually pay for all of this.
I think that Kieron McCarthy is wrong in his analysis. The FCC needs to hold the balance between two camps of money hungry would-be monopolists and try and ensure that the customers are given the choice and service that they deserve.
Capitalism is said to be the least bad way of running an economy but if left unchecked it can and will turn very nasty as it becomes a case of "Take what you can, give nothing back."