I'm at Freedom to Connect (F2C) blogging live (a first for me!). It's in Washington DC area (well, Silver Springs MD) and it's very US-centric. One of my concerns in coming was that the conference would be buried in discussions of Network Neutrality - something I regard as a distraction - and other current discussions without consideration of long term issues. If anything, political change takes time, frequently years, so one should really think about the long term.
Indeed, the first speaker was FCC Commissioner Michael Copps whose talk addressed Network Neutrality and the recent history of who did what to whom.
Luckily, in David Isenberg's opening talk, he emphasized that Network Neutrality is only a means to an end and probably not the most efficient means. More important are actions that could promote true competition in first mile connectivity. He mentioned access to more wireless spectrum, for example, the unused or white space in the TV bands and open access to rights-of-way. He even used my favorite term - Layer Zero Completion. Thank you David.