“It’s better and more efficient for us all if we have a separate market where we get our connectivity, and a separate market where we get our content. Information is what I use to make all my decisions. Not just what to buy, but how to vote,” Berners-Lee told journalists.
“There is an effort by some companies in the U.S. to change this. There’s an attempt to get to a situation where if I want to watch a TV station across the Internet, that TV station must have paid to transmit to me.”
He warned that if the US decided to go ahead with a two-tier internet, the network would enter “a dark period”.
UPDATES: Berners-Lee on video, talking about Net Neutrality and ‘Neutrality’ Is New Challenge for Internet Pioneer from the NY Times (added 9.30.06)