Google has fired off a warning shot following

reforms in communications legislation passed by the US Senate. The legislation has stirred quite a commotion

across the internet as it poses many threats to the current model of the

Internet. There is concern that

telecommunications companies will use the legislation to try to “muscle in on

the internet”, it has also raised concerns that the neutrality of the internet

will be compromised as the data of personal bloggers and smaller organisations

which cannot afford the premium data services will be smothered by large

corporations with money to burn.

The Inquirer

reports “A spokesman said it would not hesitate to file anti-trust

complaints if Internet-providing telcos abuse powers that could come from U.S.

legislators in further reforms – some of which, Google argues, could threaten

‘Net Neutrality’.”