The End of the Internet?

Rather alarming information:

The nation’s largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.

Check this out! (Thanks, Andrew)

In a related note, AOL and Yahoo want to charge you to make sure your email is delivered. Is the world going insane? (Thanks, Scott R.)