Justice Dept. Opposes Network Neutrality
The Justice Department said yesterday that Internet service providers should be allowed to charge extra for priority Web traffic.
The agency told the Federal Communications Commission, which is reviewing high-speed Internet practices, that it is opposed to network neutrality, the principle that all Internet sites should be equally accessible to any Web user.
Several phone and cable companies, including AT&T, Verizon Communications and Comcast, want the option to charge some users more money for loading certain content or Web sites faster than other content. Supporters of neutrality laws, including Google and Yahoo, argue that network operators should treat all Web services equally. (link)
I can't imagine paying for the "premium" service. But these guys are capitalists and deserve to make a buck. Or billions.
Here's to the Justice Department's decision.