Published at LXer:
In the beginning, the Internet was a peering arrangement where all nodes were treated equally, and anyone could interconnect from any one node to another. The Internet flourished and grew because nobody was in control of traffic. That millions now are classified as passive consumers already is an affront to the dream of an active community where everyone has opportunity to participate and publish. The remaining struggle over Net Neutrality today is simply one of how small and how privileged a minority will still retain the ability to publish.