Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th May 2012 21:41 UTC
Internet & Networking Yeah, this is pretty awesome for us Dutch (all 16 million of them) here in this glorified swamp. Today, our new telecommunications act was accepted by the senate - usually a formality, but still a possible point of failure. Why is this news? Well, this new telecommunications act includes unconditional net neutrality, making us the second country in the world to codify unconditional net neutrality (after Chile). Mobile or regular, net neutrality for all. We're running ahead of Europe here, so hopefully the rest of the EU is going to just copy/paste this one.
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At what cost?
by Berend de Boer on Wed 9th May 2012 01:46 UTC
Berend de Boer
Member since:
2005-10-19

And what was the cost to the poorest people?

This government intervention led to an immediate increase in cost. The only beneficiaries are the rich yuppies who know how to employ voip over their mobiles.

It is nonsensical to claim that the cost of transmitting http is the same as voip, so it's basically another subsidy from the poor to the rich.

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RE: At what cost?
by jburnett on Wed 9th May 2012 04:59 in reply to "At what cost?"
jburnett Member since:
2012-03-29

Seriously laughing out loud right now. The poor seem to be far better than the rich at finding cheap ways, that require just a little extra effort, to do the same thing.

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RE: At what cost?
by NuxRo on Wed 9th May 2012 08:11 in reply to "At what cost?"
NuxRo Member since:
2010-09-25

Thankfully you don't have many of those in .nl. But anyway, I'm sure competition will compensate shortly and lower the prices for everyone (at least this is what happened in motherland).

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