For now, the Internet heavies have suffered a setback in Congress. Yesterday, a U.S. Senate committee studying reform of telecommunications, rejected an amendment on so-called internet neutrality. That bill would have prevented the telecommunications heavies like Verizon and Comcast from imposing an additional fee to websites for quicker connections. Internet heavies claim that such a fee would erode the democratic ethos of free access to the web.
But the issue isn't DOA. The issue will be looked at again by the U.S. Senate when it debates telecommunications reform. The date for that hasn't been set as yet.