FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski was as clear as he always is on net neutrality today in response to a potential Google/Verizon deal. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the power to enforce this, which is what instigated the deal originally. [Reuters]
No, it's not unfortunate for the reasons stated in the article you linked to.
What would be unfortunate is if a deal went through that "killed" Privately owned and Funded Pipeline Neutrality and Congress failed to give the FCC the necessary powers to make sure they could regulate both appropriately but with wise limitations, to avoid the cluster eff that became TV and radio regulatory bodies.