Funding the roll out of such high-priced services led the corporations > to propose "tiered pricing" models for services, where higher paying > clients could get faster Internet service and prioritized access to > bandwidth. > Consumer groups, content providers and technology advocates opposed the > move on the principle of "net neutrality." By prioritizing Internet > traffic according to who pays more, they argued, anyone who doesn't pay > up will be consigned to the "slow lane" of Internet access and degraded > service. > -
I thought the term "net neutrality" also applied to companies carrying one another's traffic.