To piggyback on Jamelle's argument that the more bombastic conservative arguments that we're hearing against net neutrality are symptomatic of a reflexive anti-liberalism, it's worth keeping in mind that the historical record of communications debates in particular in this country made it fairly easy to predict that this is how this policy debate would shape up.
The Local Community Radio Act, despite its eminent sensibility and bipartisan support (Sens. John McCain and Maria Cantwell were its original co-sponsors), remains mired in the Senate. The bill would give the Federal Communications Commission back the freedom to issue licenses for small, community-based radio stations operating at a strength of 100 watts. It floated around Capitol Hill for five years and passed the House by voice vote last December but is now trapped in that other chamber after a series of anonymous and semi-anonymous holds.
To second what Monicasaid below about what seems to be Federal Communication Commission chair Julius Genachowski's intention to adopt an approach to net neutrality that exempts wireless Internet connections: She's absolutely right that that the exemption is extra worrisome when it comes to communities where smartphones are how people access the Internet, which in the United States includes communities of color and poorer communities.
Whenever somebody uses the phrase "cyber war" to talk about a pair of Russian teenagers unleashing a computer worm on the world just to prove that they can do it, much clapping abounds at both the National Security Agency and defense contractors' offices, reminds Seymour Hersh: