Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jun 2011 19:29 UTC
Internet & Networking I've been keeping you up to date about the situation around net neutrality in The Netherlands - and today, everything finally came to its logical conclusion. During a debate in our lower house, most of the kinks were ironed out, and our minister of economic affairs, Maxime Verhagen, will now turn net neutrality into law. This means that after Chile, The Netherlands will be the second country in the world to do so.
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RE: Netherwhat?
by MOS6510 on Thu 9th Jun 2011 06:52 UTC in reply to "Netherwhat?"
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2011-05-12

The Dutch word for "The Netherlands" is Nederland (not plural). Holland is a name for two provinces: North-Holland and South-Holland. In these 2 provinces most stuff is located. Business, industry, people, capital, government, etc...

So if you refer to The Netherlands as Holland the people not living in either of the mentioned provinces can become annoyed.

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