I’m moaning about the Internet economy as though this is purely an entrepreneurial issue. But it’s not. This Net Neutering legislation allows the backbone bullies to differentiate between "Internet business" and "consumer" traffic. That means they could ratchet up the price on pretty much anything they can recognize above layer 5. No, they probably wouldn’t jack up your branch-office VPN costs if you’re managing that stuff in-house, but if you’re not, then they will ratchet it up on your VPN management provider. Or any similar outsourced service provider.
Which, of course, means those providers will have to try to pass those costs on to you. And there goes your outsourced IT cost savings. Whole new budget; whole new ball game.
Buy a few copies of your congressperson’s memoirs. Date your senator’s son or daughter. E-mail your governor. Do what you need to do, but help this Wyden guy, or we’re all going to suffer in a few years.