OK, sure, whatever. Tell it to Iran.
And yes, internet access is precisely the same as oil. Or gold, or pine-scented candles, or sirloins, or what have you. Supply and demand are still in effect. Those wires didn’t just grow out of the center of the earth and magically connect us all into one big commune. Someone earned a payched putting them there, and that means someone wrote that check. The contention that a Verizon or SBC or whomever is supposed to keep upgrading infrastructure with no compensation in order to support everybody else’s business plan (so-called “net neutrality”) is pure socialism. It’s sad that web hippies like Jarvis, profitiing from consultation and conferences at every turn of the Web2.0 wheel, ignore this VERY basic fact of life.