Salon’s Farhad Manjoo, asks, “Is network neutrality a fake issue?” No, he says, at least for people in the U.K. who want to watch BBC videos online:
As several British papers reported over the weekend, large ISPs have threatened to shut down people’s access to the BBC’s online videos — unless, of course, the BBC pays the ISPs a fee.
The ISPs advertise unlimited access, and brag about their networks’ ability to serve video. Then, confronted with people who actually believe them, they attempt to renege or, as here, extort the creator of the videos.
Nothing to worry about here, then, is there? You bet there is.