Turning the Telcos Around

There’s an excellent article at TechDirt about the latest threats from the Telcos to charge for a tiered internet. You just have to ask, if you had the choice between two dsl or cable companies and one had Google and the other didn’t, which one would you choose? All it takes is a couple of the top tier internet companies to call the bluff and this whole thing falls apart.
Nobody wants this to turn into a shooting war, but the Telcos have to realize that what they have is of no value without the rest of the internet.