Internet Tolls and Second Class Netizens?
Hi all, this question might be too general for Linux Questions, and if so I apologize in advance.
Last year BBC News website ran a story saying that Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the InterNet) was worried about intense lobbying efforts by American telecommunication companies to give priority on internet trunk lines to traffic sent by high paying "priority customers", and letting packets sent by poor folk die in transit. He said he didn't THINK this would happen but was horrified (as am I) by the fact that powerful interests have been throwing their weight around in an effort to make a huge change which would have a drastic effect on many home users (and probably also on many universities, nonprofit web servers, local public library catalogs, etc.). Does anyone have any followup information?