Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Aug 2010 20:28 UTC
Internet & Networking Lots of talk on net neutrality this week, mostly due to the joint policy proposal from Google and Verzion. While many Americans are calling for government-imposed net neutrality rules, The New York Times' Eric Pfanner proposes a different solution - one that has been working wonders in Europe. And hey, what a coincidence - I'm European!
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RE[2]: Sweden
by Odisej on Mon 16th Aug 2010 10:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Sweden"
Odisej
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2006-05-11

Well, you only pay penalty if you receive something additional, like a laptop or HDTV or whatever. In that case the contract lasts for up to two years. But if you only subscribe to Internet service there are no strings attached. At least it is so in my country. By law.

As far as this mantra of "free market works" goes. Be assured that European ISPs are following American debates very closely. And if there will be no additional laws guaranteeing net neutrality they will always follow the smell of money. It is in their nature. Regardless of where they come from.

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