A net-neutrality war is stirring
in Washington as broadband companies sharpen their spears. Recent complaints against Comcast deliberately slowing consumers Internet connections has prompted Washington to look at broadband providers favoring some Internet traffic over others. Net neutrality has been brought to the foreground partly because of online video downloads causing companies to change their pricing models.
This has also lead to Time-Warner recently announcing a trial of a capacity-based pricing plan in Texas. "It's not set up to be a punishment of people's responsible Internet usage," Time Warner spokesman Alex Dudley said. "This is an attempt to get the high-end users to think differently about how they consume their Internet usage."