From the article: “How would you like to have to pay a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed? What if you liked downloading music from, say, Last.fm or Soundcloud, but those sites suddenly became infinitely slower than bigger sites like Amazon or iTunes?”
This could happen…and anyone who thinks the “free market” will prevent it hasn’t been paying attention to the unilateral move by the “Big Six” to monitor your Internet traffic, and provide it to an untrusted third party, MarkMonitor. Trust me, without federal regulations, Internet in the United States will undergo a radical, and detrimental-to-the-consumer, change. While other countries have broadband folks in the U.S. can only envy, ours will get much slower…and more expensive.