Today the House rejected Net Neutrality while offering up a new amendment by Rep. Gonzales which takes it to perverse ends. The concept of net neutrality is important, but it may well be derailed by the Gonzales amendment which is the legislative equivalent of a nuisance law suit. It is merely there to stop discussion.
According to C-Net:
Gonzalez In an unusual twist, doesn't even support the idea of mandated Net neutrality. Rather, his amendment appears to have been intended as a kind of poison pill that would force Internet companies to back away from their own requests.
In other words, the amendment has no real legal reason for existing - it merely acts as a bludgeon against Net Neutrality.
I've seem some scary ads from the telcos and cable companies trying to scare people away from Net Neutrality. A lot of service doesn't come directly from the Telcos, but it does rely in lines leased from them. I can only hope that should these businesses seek to dismantle freedom of movement on the net, that some of out there have some creative coping solutions.
They are already showing they have no interest in maintaining an open Internet.