Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Apr 2011 22:48 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, this is a pleasant surprise. This weekend, we ran a story about the carrier situation in the The Netherlands. The largest carrier in The Netherlands has announced it's going to charge for services like IM and Skype, while the other two carriers were thinking about following suit. I stated I expected little from our politicians - but boy, turns out I was wrong. Basically the entire lower house - left to right, progressive to conservative - is not happy with the carriers' moves, and are now exploring options to prohibit them from implementing their plans - including the option to embed net neutrality in our telecommunications act. Go go... Politicians?!
Thread beginning with comment 471262
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Comment by error32
by Praxis on Thu 28th Apr 2011 01:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by error32"
Praxis
Member since:
2009-09-17

Go read up on a concept called natural monopolies and then try again.

Reply Parent Score: 7

RE[2]: Comment by error32
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Apr 2011 12:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by error32"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Well apparently he thinks he can start his own ISP just like opening a corner coffee shop. The funny thing, the ones that he is defending will fight tooth and nail to make sure that their monopolies/oligopolies stay in place.
Since actual competition has a negative effect on profits and we all know that profit is king in capitalism...

Reply Parent Score: 4