Deutsche Telekom plans to charge companies for the ability to use its network to deliver video to its customers. Net Neutrality and all that jazz. The German company, which has little to no competition (apparently), says it has to charge because all that bandwidth costs entirely too much.
No, this doesn’t affect us Americans per se, but the established precedent could weigh heavily on the minds of our lawmakers. I can’t wait till lobbyists start saying, “see, if Deutsche Telekom can do it, why can’t we?”
Deutsche Telekom Prepares for Two-Tier Internet [Bits NY Times Blog]