Mark Del Bianco writes: "Net neutrality in broadband networks has become a major public-policy debate. Every industry whose products or services can be digitized will be affected by the outcome, as tens of billions of dollars are at stake. ¶ Net neutrality, also called network neutrality, has three components. First, users should have access to any content they choose while being able to attach any device to the network--so long as it will not harm the network. Secondly, there's the issue of the management of the broadband network. This involves practices such as shaping traffic, reserving capacity or spectrum, or blocking viruses and harmful programs. The third component involves initiatives designed to convince applications and content providers to make new types of payments for premium services, such as faster delivery or caching content closer to the edge of the network. ..." Link: CNET. Good analysis of net neutrality issues by a communications attorney.
Also see AT&T Chief, FCC chair clarify on Net neutrality. Link: ZDNet. --Dennis