Which, of course, is exactly the concern of folks who see positive social and economic benefit in an open internet. Absent regulation to the contrary, it makes perfect economic sense for the few broadband providers in the market to exploit their market position and extract additional rents from suppliers of content and services on one end and captive customers on the other. I just happen to think that allowing these providers to exercise their market power would be a disaster for democracy and a disaster for our economy.
Read Harold Feld’s thoughts on the spectrum sale and it’s implications for net neutrality as posted at Public Knowledge. Contribute your knowledge of net neutrality to the Whats New Media Wiki. Previously from WNM, Spectrum Auction 2006. The selling of public property?