The Congress took the first steps towards taking away the Internet as we know it.
Now customers will be charged double time in the future for the use of lines, and certain web services will be favored over others.
A complete attack against the essence of the internet- the free flow of information. This is what made the internet what it is today.
This is a perfect example of why I believe that Americans should have the right of national referendum. People in “Real life Democracies” have referendum powers. This would be the perfect issue for a national referendum vote. But in this case, as with most cases, the legislation was written and bought by corporate lobbyists. It’s ironic that recently the Congress has been talking about lobby reform and ending corruption, but this shows that they are still at it. Nothing has changed and nothing will ever change in Washington D.C. It is inherently corrupt.
Audio stories from NPR here, and also here.