Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 10:20 UTC
Internet & Networking You know all that talk about net neutrality in the US? How for instance Verizon and Google want net neutrality to apply only to something they call the 'wired' internet, which is apparently somehow different from the 'mobile' internet? Well, while you Americans are only talking about it, us Dutch are once again way ahead of the curve: the largest of the three main carriers has announced its intention to start charging extra for services like VoIP, instant messaging, Facebook, and so on, with the other two carriers contemplating similar moves. The dark future of the web, right here in my glorified swamp.
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by sicofante on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 22:23 UTC in reply to "EU"
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Yeah, the EU is probably our only hope, but I'm not sure how long this love story between the EU and the humble consumers will last. Corporations are strong and the EU is just a collection of governments. Sooner or later it will be strongarmed by the corporations just like each of our national governments.

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