Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Apr 2011 22:48 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, this is a pleasant surprise. This weekend, we ran a story about the carrier situation in the The Netherlands. The largest carrier in The Netherlands has announced it's going to charge for services like IM and Skype, while the other two carriers were thinking about following suit. I stated I expected little from our politicians - but boy, turns out I was wrong. Basically the entire lower house - left to right, progressive to conservative - is not happy with the carriers' moves, and are now exploring options to prohibit them from implementing their plans - including the option to embed net neutrality in our telecommunications act. Go go... Politicians?!
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by error32 on Thu 28th Apr 2011 01:11 UTC
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The network belongs to the telco, so why are they not allowed to have their network in their own way? I don't see how this is different to me putting up a squid proxy in a corporate network to keep users from accessing youtube.
It is the consumers choice to use a telco (and we have so many choices in the Netherlands). If our government wants to dictate the information infrastructure then they ought to own it.

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