Washington D.C. -- Guess what: One of the pioneers and inventors of Ethernet technology, Bob Metcalfe, believes that Net Neutrality and the regulation of the Internet is a colossal mistake.
"Right now the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] is being asked by the White House to invade this party we are having here," said Metcalfe, speaking here at the Metro Ethernet Forum's (MEF) GEN14 conference. "They are playing with fire. They are inviting the government to come in and regulate the Internet."
Metcalfe likened the federal government's efforts, as well as those by Net Neutrality supporters such as Google and Yahoo, as a decision that that the Internet was "done."