FTC Chairman Majoras's announcement of an Internet Access task force is a welcome turn toward rule of law and rigor being brought to the communications sector. Chairman Majoras's full speech can be found here, and it sounds welcome cautionary notes about rushing headlong into Internet regulation.
Letting the FTC do it would be a signal accomplishment toward treating the issue of net neutrality and other competition policy issues surrounding broadband in a principled, economic analysis-driven manner. If only the parties to the net neutrality struggle would lay down their lobbying budgets and ad campaigns, and embrace the FTC as the proper institutional regulator. Fat chance.