reports that major U.S. phone companies would like to change the pay structure of the internet. They would like to effectively create a "toll lane" and give preferential treatment to those who pay more. They would provide a "tiered service" whereby pay subscribers would get priority treatment for "data packets." Information such as email, video content etc., when sent across the internet, is split into data packets. Sometimes these packets are sent out-of-order, and then reassembled at their destination. However, this process sometimes causes delays. While not usually a big deal if this...

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