The end of the Internet?

“The nation’s largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.”

I’ve read articles like this a couple of times before. The real question is whether such a plan could be implemented “en masse” in a short amount of time. If even a small part of the Internet was left uncontrolled, market economics would drive everyone there.

I also wonder what this would mean for blogs.