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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EU
by Heard on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 18:37 UTC
Heard
Member since:
2009-12-24

The EU thinks about forcing net neutrality on the carriers by law. Due to this the problem could be gone soon.

Sometimes I'm happy to live in the EU where consumer rights are at least more important than in other parts of the world.

For german speaking people this link might be interesting: http://www.zeit.de/digital/internet/2011-04/netzneutralitaet-kroes-...

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RE: EU
by sicofante on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 22:23 in reply to "EU"
sicofante Member since:
2009-07-08

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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RE: EU
by jubbo on Mon 25th Apr 2011 06:04 in reply to "EU"
jubbo Member since:
2011-04-25

For english speakers this link might be interesting.
http://m2m.tmcnet.com/news/2011/04/19/5455465.htm
It seems the EU commission will not like what these ISPs do at all.

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