In the US at least, this has prompted some legislation to be drafted.
The new bill (if put into play) will curtail the content filtering and bandwidth throttling in use by many ISPs like Comcast and AT&T.
Read the complete article at Yahoo's Tech page
Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, believes a law is essential to prevent telephone and cable companies from discriminating against Internet content, even though regulators have taken actions to enforce free Web principles, a top Dorgan aide said on Thursday.
"We feel that legislation is definitely necessary," said Frannie Wellings, telecom counsel to Dorgan, speaking at a University of Nebraska law school event on changes in telecom law after the election of Democrat Barack Obama.
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