The New York Times has an editorial in today’s edition entitled "The Call of the Wild Web" on the proposed $67 billion merger between AT&T and BellSouth. They argue that this deal has enormous potential impact on the Internet in general as an open communications platform:
The health and future of the economy depend on the Internet’s remaining
a level playing field. So AT&T should be prevented from violating
the principle of Internet neutrality, which holds that consumers should
be given equal access to Web sites. Regulators must demand it from
AT&T as a condition of this deal, and Congress should enact a law
ensuring that it applies across the board.
Good for them for standing up for the principle of Net Neutrality.
Earlier this week the Times covered in greater detail the proposed merger.