National Public Radio carried point/counterpoint commentaries on the net neutrality issue from "con" Scott Cleland (Neutrality: Congress Debates Internet Fast Lane), representing telco, wireless and cable companies, and "pro" Craig Newmark (Taking Issue), founder of Craigslist.com.
Over at PBS.org, columnist Robert X. Cringely has a column titled, Net Neutered: Why don't they tell us ending Net Neutrality might kill BitTorrent? In the best technical analysis of this issue I've seen, he writes:
Giving priority to some traffic puts a hurt on other types of traffic and when that other traffic constitutes more than 30 percent of the Internet, the results can be severe for all of us. On the Internet everything is connected, and you can't easily ignore the impact of one service on another.
Thanks to Stephen Hill for a heads up on the Cringely column.
Maybe the definitive word on net neutrality should come from Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web. Read his Net Neutrality: This is serious. Thanks to Jon Hannibal Stokes at Ars Technica for the tip. --Dennis