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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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

The right thing to do is vote with your wallet.


Doesn't that have the same problem though? As long as the masses stay they don't really care about a small minority leaving.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

"The right thing to do is vote with your wallet.


Doesn't that have the same problem though? As long as the masses stay they don't really care about a small minority leaving.
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And paying them anything is a better option? That just validates their process.

The hope is that it causes competition to rise up and offer a better solution. A "small minority" can still be enough to provide business to a small competitor who is not so draconian.

Also, too many people circumventing the protections in place will simply cause them to increase their filtering process and raise prices anyway - you're probably better off funding a competitor ASAP.

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