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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werterr
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2006-10-03

True and besides in the Netherlands telco's have extra ordinary civil power... there one of a few types of company how can directly change/kill the credit rating.
(BKR-Registratie)

In that world using something like ssh/tor/whatnot will probably mean instant guiltiness of trying to circumvent payment measures...

I have little hopes for these companies to become 'nice' to there customers...

As far as I know, KPN and Vodafone (in NL) where already busy putting up new restrictions on mobile data usage. Things like you get 100MB a month of fast Internet connection the rest will be painfully slow unless you buy extra 'fast-megabytes'.

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