Senator McCain "called the proposed Net neutrality rules a 'government takeover' of the Internet that will stifle innovation and depress an 'already anemic' job market in the US." (rawstory.com)
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Net Neutrality is vital for information and online freedoms. Without something like net neutrality, service providers could charge piecemeal for their services. Granting only access for certain sites, or giving yahoo traffic priority over a start-up website because yahoo can pay more. Innovation would be stifled and internet access could become unaffordable. Support Net Neutrality!
Imagine if you picked up the telephone to order a Papa John's and Ma Bell tried to steer you towards Dominos Pizza instead, because Dominos is paying kickbacks to your telco. Extreme example, I know, but illustrative of the "traffic shaping/prioritization" shenanigans that will develop if we don't insist on Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality is fundamental to an Open Internet. Don't be distracted by FUD.
Rather than repost my feelings on this subject. I will just provide a link to an article I wrote for my blog on net neutrality.