I’ve written an op-ed today in Roll Call urging the FCC to resist the siren call to “reclassify” broadband Internet access as a way to shore up its net neutrality authority. Recent legislative progress suggests the rational parties in this debate are very close to compromise, as they have been all along. But those who are in this fight for unrelated reasons are determined to muddle the discussion as long as possible.
Title II, as I’ve long argued, could do tremendous damage to the Internet ecosystem. Using it to solve the net neutrality jurisdiction problem is like burning down your house to light a cigarette. For starters, you shouldn’t be smoking.