When I was a media specialist (school librarian), I used to read a book called The Toll-Bridge Troll (say that three times fast). It was about a mean little troll that would stop people, usually poor innocent children, at his bridge and demand they pay him a fee for crossing. One smart little boy decided that he couldn’t afford the “penny a day” fees the troll demanded from him, and came up with a plan to use riddles to trick the troll into letting him across.
What does this have to do with Comcast? I’m so glad you asked. The executives of the giant cable company apparently are not satisfied with their large pots of gold and believe they need to charge Internet companies for sending data through their network. One such company, Level 3, is a particularly big blip on their radar, and they are demanding that the Internet media business pay them a toll to use their bridge: your cable Internet service.