Recent actions by AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have rekindled the net neutrality debate, and Senators Byron Dorgan and Olympia Snowe are asking for a Senate Commerce Committee investigation into net neutrality issues.
Here's an excerpt from "Once Thought Dead, Net Neutrality Roars Back to Center Stage":
And then came the bad behavior, the litany of minor cases, dropping like early Christmas gifts into the laps of net neutrality advocates across the country. AT&T censored political lyrics in a Pearl Jam webcast (then apologized). Verizon initially blocked a mass text message from NARAL Pro-Choice America (then apologized). Comcast was found to be delaying BitTorrent and Lotus Notes traffic (and remains unapologetic). AT&T's new terms of service appeared to prohibit criticism of the company (the company apologized and changed the terms).
Read more about it at "Comcast's Internet 'Throttling' Exposes Tip of the Iceberg," "Comcast Needs to Come Clean," "Obama Promises to Reinstate Net Neutrality during First Year in Office," and "Recent Neutrality Scuffles Highlight Need for Transparency."