Stratification of Internet (AKA End of free Internet)

An sobering state of the industry article. This talks about how the "pipes" plan to differentiate and charge the data content providers (prety much everyone on the Internet) a toll on the Information Highway versus the regular voice traffic which is still a flat fee.

Hard to say if content providers will come and pay in this new Internet because they were used to "free" Internet but it will depend on what the public will demand (i.e. more secure, faster Internet 2.0 vs the free and wild Internet as we know it).

Or maybe there is no choice anymore.