From the article:
Imagine you're a voter searching the Internet for information about an upcoming election. You go to the candidates' Web sites, but the videos of their speeches and debates won't load. You search for the day's campaign news, but your Internet service provider seems to be steering you to download episodes of Commander in Chief and buy a DVD of The American President.
Far-fetched? Maybe a little. But make no mistake: The telephone and cable companies would like to transform our Internet from a medium that allows people to connect to one another, engage in debate, and learn about the world into little more than a portal to sell goods and transmit television programs, films and games.