I have not done any checking on this (hey, what are blogs for?) but it is definately plausible and if true very important. It is also potentially avoidable.
What they are saying, if you don’t want to watch, is that they have some inside information on major ISP’s plans to radically alter the way the internet is accessed. In short, by 2012, if this comes to fruition, ISP’s will not offer open internet access, rather you will subsrcibe to packages of popular websites and pay extra for any other sites you want to visit.
Net neutrality is not an unfamiliar issue for most of you out there I am sure, but this is really taken to the extreme. Let’s face it, it is clearly a logical extreme if you are interested in profiting from and controling this medium, but let’s make sure it does not come to pass.
(PS. I saw this but ignored it in a UTube most popular feed I glance through (come on, how often do these videos lead with cleavage?), but I decided to take it seriously because I saw it on Juan Cole’s excellent blog, Informed Comment.