On the flip side though, if the FCC accepts the proposed rules and Google does bid and win, it could usher in a new era of opportunities for startups. I think the prospect of this is very exciting..
If no one built these in the first place, we wouldn't have anything to build "open access" on.
Regulation turns out to be a bad thing when it turns into a function of political favors vs. public interest.
As with most things in life, regulation is good in moderation.