Unfortunately there is a seemingly growing amount of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) promoted by the net neutrality movement. And as noted in Who Owns the Internet?, the real controversy is not content providers versus service providers, but the role of State intervention.
Over the past week The Wall Street Journal has published a couple of articles examining this issue. The first discusses the role that content lobbyists have taken (cui bono) while the second details the changing business environment that carriers are now faced with. In addition, their editorial entitled “Stuck in Neutral” is a must-read for anyone researching the topic.
Thanks to DJC for the links. See also: The Spectrum Should Be Private Property.
Update: this video is a prime example of how the net neutrality movement is missing the bigger picture of private property, ownership and scarcity. In addition it shows their ignorance of current QoS practices which already involves treating packets differently based upon what they are (voice, data, etc.). See also Multiprotocol Label Switching.