Prepare For The Internet Toll Gate
Bad news to be sure. For additional information check out this post: The End of the Internet As We've Known It
Actually it's the other way round. The Democrat's amendment would have put in place restrictions on telcos attempting to deploy tiered service. In other words service where, "...either you pay me more, or I slow down or block you packets". The issue has to do with the nature of the Internet. As it stands, Microsoft's packets are delivered exaclty the same as the packets from your blog, no preferences. Telcos want to give preference to the Googles, Yahoos, and MSNs if they pay. The danger being that smaller content providers may get frozen out--Goodbye to the egalitarian Internet.
Republicans in quashing the amendment have essentially said: "The Internet is not a public trust, corporations can use their finanacial advantage to freeze out competition."
We'd be rolling in dough...
But my dear Crackpot...porn is the Internet. Tax one and...