The End of the Democratic World Wide Web

Why the Democratic Ethic of the World Wide Web May Be About to End – New York Times

Tiered pricing schemes threaten open participation on the world wide web.

A tiered Internet poses a threat at many levels. Service providers could, for example, shut out Web sites whose politics they dislike. Even if they did not discriminate on the basis of content, access fees would automatically marginalize smaller, poorer Web sites.

Also see http://savetheinternet.com/ 

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