Fight Over French ISP Blocking Ads Really Just A New Perspective On Net Neutrality Debate

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jan 12, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
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Of course, the reason for doing this was not to make their subscribers happier but rather to attempt to force Google to pay them more money for carrying their traffic. It was related to the story we just had about France Telecom degrading YouTube performance. Both were examples of these French companies effectively seeking to break basic end-to-end principles of the internet, in an effort to get Google to pay more, since Google is so popular. As we've noted, some European telcos have been desperately trying to make the argument that successful internet companies should pay them more money to carry their traffic.

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Goggle must not pay a cent ! nmset 1 423 Jan 12, 2013 7:30 PM

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