Fast lanes and toll booths in the U.S. are not the only threats to Internet freedom.
Government and security agencies the world over want to tap Internet users’ information for various reasons and to varying degrees and ends.
In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may well set up soon a two-tiered system of Internet access, despite the most vigorous protest in FCC history.
But even that battle is a far less threat (although it’s very significant in and of itself) than how some governments and, even, private companies and entities want to treat the Internet as a private fiefdom and view users’ information as ripe for the picking, as if in a vineyard.
If the Internet can’t be a free and open superhighway of information it quickly becomes a very real threat to us all.