Coming Soon:The Web Toll

tn_webtoll_485.jpg What if the Internet were like cable television, with Web sites grouped like channels into either basic or premium offerings? What if a few big companies decided which sites loaded quickly and which ones slowly, or not at all, on your computer? Welcome to the brave new Web, brought to you by Verizon, Bell South, AT&T and the other telecommunications giants (including PopSci’s parent company, Time Warner) that are now lobbying Congress to block laws that would prevent a two-tiered Internet, with a fast lane for Web sites able to afford it and a slow lane for everyone else.

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2 thoughts on “Coming Soon:The Web Toll

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  2. It looks like the public outcry against this issue is having an impact. The committee looking at Network Neutrality voted against it, but there are still more steps to go through before this important policy is preserved.

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