Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Jun 2011 22:38 UTC
Internet & Networking Because OSNews is technically a site from the US, and because the technology industry is decidedly a US-centric industry, we often talk about US politics having adverse effects on technology - or, the other way around. That's why I've been detailing the political movements here in The Netherlands with regards to net neutrality. After a lot of positive news, I've now got some bad news - bad news that involves the largest political party trying to block net neutrality - because one of its members of parliament, Afke Schaart, is a former KPN employee. And yes, KPN is the carrier that first announced it was going to block and throttle traffic.
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DHofmann
Member since:
2005-08-19

It's none of their business what I do with my fair share of bandwidth.


Unless, of course, you allow them to, in exchange for a lower bill. Why would you restrict people's freedoms and force them to pay higher bills?

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

"Unless, of course, you allow them to, in exchange for a lower bill. Why would you restrict people's freedoms and force them to pay higher bills?"

We both know that's just word play.

I'm not forcing anybody to pay higher bills. Nor am I forcing anybody to subsidies anyone else.

I stated up front that I'm willing to pay for the bandwidth that I use, however it's none of their business if I want to use my bandwidth for service X instead of service Y.

What would you say if your ISP had a corporate deal with Bing, and charged a premium for accessing Google?

Would it give you any dilemma to stick with your logic and say "If charging more for certain kinds of traffic means the carrier doesn't have to raise prices across the board, why is that a bad thing?"?

Edited 2011-06-02 04:21 UTC

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DHofmann Member since:
2005-08-19

What would you say if your ISP had a corporate deal with Bing, and charged a premium for accessing Google?


So, I can either pay more to access Google in exchange for lower Internet access fees, or I can pay more for the Internet in order to save money accessing Google.

I like having choices like that. Don't you?

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