Really? So if I don't like the incumbent monoploy ISP I can just get myself a roll of optical fiber and string up a line across town to some data center that will route packets for me?
Right of way for cross-town fiber is just as much a limited shared resource as radio spectrum. THAT is why Comcast et al should be strictly regulated. The FCC's domain is that last-mile shared resource, NOT the Internet as a whole.
The big national ISPs and their stooges are intentionally equivocating between local carrier service and the global Internet to confuse and derail the pro-NN opposition. GP commenter fell right into this trap ("filing the internet under title 2" and "would give the FCC way too much power to regulate the internet"). NOBODY wants the FCC to regulate The Internet. The Internet is fine. It's the last mile that's a mess, because the giant national ISP companies are abusive, unregulated monopolies.