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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AnyoneEB
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2008-10-26

I admit a lack of knowledge about Dutch politics, but I assume there are only 3 carriers less due to regulations and more due to the market only being able to support a small number of cell carriers in part due to the large start-up infrastructure costs of building a cell network. See: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Natural_monopoly

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