TV filled with commercials is failing. Government propaganda is failing. The people are winning. The truth is winning. As a reaction, there will be a show down.
Update: Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by Verizon) employees officially confirm that by 2012 ISP’s all over the globe will reduce Internet access to a TV-like subscription model, only offering access to a small standard amount of commercial sites and require extra fees for every other site you visit. These ‘other’ sites would then lose all their exposure and eventually shut down, resulting in what could be seen as the end of the Internet. -ipower
The Internet Freedom and Nondiscrimination Act of 2006 would have made it a violation of the Clayton Antitrust Act for broadband providers to discriminate against any web traffic, refuse to connect to other providers, or block or impair specific (legal) content. It would also have prohibited the use of admission control to determine network traffic priority. The legislation was approved 20-13 by the House Judiciary committee on May 25, 2006, but was never taken up on the House floor and therefore failed to become law. A bill called the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act of 2006 was introduced in the US House of Representatives, referencing the principles enunciated by the FCC and authorizing fines up to $750,000 for infractions. It was passed 321-101 by the full House of Representatives on June 8, 2006 but failed to become law when its companion measure was filibustered in the Senate.
On February 25, 2008, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Kevin Martin said that he is “ready, willing and able,” to prevent broadband internet service providers from irrationally interfering with their subscribers’ internet access.
On March 27, 2008, Comcast and BitTorrent reached an agreement to work together on network traffic. Comcast will adopt a protocol-neutral stance “as soon as the end of ”, and explore ways to “more effectively manage traffic on its network at peak times.” – wiki