Re: really comprehensive article
Yes, it was a good article.
I encourage anyone interested in this to become a member of the Internet Society (free, open to all as individuals) and to join the Internet Policy mailing list. While a few of the comments are incomprehensible (I am not familiar with all the jargon of "civil society" organisations), some of the discussions are quite interesting and accessible.
The fault line between governments (and their civil servants and the consultants who work for them) and civil society is interesting to observe, as is the different approach taken in different parts of the world.
Some of the issues being discussed on these lists and at these conferences are hard problems (like zero rating vs net neutrality) and the regulatory decisions will have important consequences.