The Two-Tier Internet Fighting for Control of the Web's Future

As data volumes continue to grow, it's clear that the Internet's infrastructure needs upgrading. What's not clear is who is going to pay for it. Web activists fear the development of a two-tier Internet, where corporations have priority and dissenting voices get pushed to the margins.
An Internet cafe in Changzhi, China: Web activists are concerned that a "two-tier" Internet could soon develop.

An Internet cafe in Changzhi, China: Web activists are concerned that a "two-tier" Internet could soon develop.

Foto: ? Stringer Shanghai / Reuters/ REUTERS
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein.