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?!
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RE: Comment by error32
by koffie on Thu 28th Apr 2011 09:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by error32"
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You pay for using their network to access the internet. They want to charge for free of cheaper services provided by others, that happen to compete with their overpriced products in their broken business-model, that only exists because all cellphone providers do the same thing? I mean: €0.10+ for a 160 character text-message which is not even guaranteed to arrive?

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