This just popped up - BITAG, the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, which
apparently has some Google backing. While it does not impact router configuration today, it sure does sound like they
want to in the future.
"For some time now, we’ve been advocating for the formation of a group of technical experts to put forward their best thinking on how to manage broadband networks in ways that still preserve and promote an open Internet. We’ve worked closely with Verizon and others in the Internet sector to further develop the concept, and we’re excited by today’s announcement that the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group , or BITAG, has begun the process of formally launching."