Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:37 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Internet & Networking The US Justice Department has said that internet service providers should be allowed to charge for priority traffic. The agency said it was opposed to 'network neutrality', the idea that all data on the net is treated equally. The comments put the agency at odds with companies such as Microsoft and Google, who have called for legislation to guarantee equal access to the net.
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US-based companies...
by eKstreme on Fri 7th Sep 2007 13:56 UTC
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...might lose their competitive edge. Yes datacenters can be built outside the USA, the problem is with startups. They will have a harder time launching in the US. Can you imagine a nascent YouTube growing (heck, even starting) if they had to pay even more for bandwidth?

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