There is attack being planned that could see the end of net neutrality occur this year. The attack is three-fold, and involves two major ISPs, one of whom is a part of internet service providers Washington DC, and the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The result if their efforts are successful will be a deregulated internet that is more privatized than it is now.
This is not good news in the telecom world, where there is plenty of monopolization and privatization. Ultimately, it will mean that consumers will pay more for internet service from companies they have no choice but to do business with if they want or need to get online. A ruling is expected soon, although there is much split opinion with regard to the individual cases being reviewed.