http://www.google.com/help/netneutrality.html My wife is a telecom exec and she's been in meetings all week regarding Google's push for this ill-termed Net-Neutrality. ATT will shortly be offering "U-verse" digital content over their fiber. Google perceives this as their biggest threat going forward, as large-scale "tunneled" services will be offered by the backbone providers, leaving youtube in the slow-lane. Schmidt is lobbying to deny the backbone providers the ability to offer premium IP services -- under the guise of fair-practice. In reality, they're attempting to abolish "pay for priority" traffic; in effect limiting fee-for-service priority bandwidth offered by the backbone providers as a premium service, but impossible for google to provide due to their business model. My brother in law is connected in DC and states this could be the death-knell for google's valuation. There is legislation to be voted in the House in May. He feels it's 5:1 against the bill getting out of committee. Thoughts?