Last Tuesday, a federal court decided to end the era of the open Internet in America.
Broadband companies can now block you from visiting certain sites, stop you from using great Web applications like Skype, and force independent media makers to pay added tolls or risk not having their content delivered.
They can thumb their noses at Obama's plan to connect tens of millions of Americans on the wrong side of the digital divide.
This decision takes control of the Internet away from its users and hands it to companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon. It's that bad.