Democratic efforts to ensure extensive net neutrality have failed in the House of Representatives. By a 34-22 vote, the House Energy and Commerce Committee rejected a Democratic-proposed Net neutrality amendment that also enjoyed support from Internet and software companies like Google and Amazon.
Groups like American Library Association and Moveon.org, as well as many Americans, are concerned that the big Internet service providers like Verizon will get too much control over the Internet user’s experience online. It is possible that major broadband providers might charge more for faster delivery or access to specific sites. There is always a possibility that they might even challenge major online businesses like search engines and charge them extra for letting users access their websites.
There have already been cases where ISPs are preventing users from using VoIP and fax services through their broadband connections. The idea that they might go even farther is not an outrageous one but so far there is not that much evidence to suggest that a great conspiracy to take over the Internet is taking place on the part of large broadband companies.