Craig Newmark’s editorial on net neutrality. This is a serious issue for anyone who uses the web (and anyone who wants to offer any services over the net).
Here’s a real world example that shows how this would work. Let’s say you call Joe’s Pizza and the first thing you hear is a message saying you’ll be connected in a minute or two, but if you want, you can be connected to Pizza Hut right away. That’s not fair, right? You called Joe’s and want some Joe’s pizza. Well, that’s how some telecommunications executives want the Internet to operate, with some Web sites easier to access than others.
Write your rep and tell them to keep their hands off the net. Tell them you want the net to remain neutral.