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The Internet: Rest in Peace...

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posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 03:00 PM
Well guys, the FTC shot down network neutrality today.

In a report on broadband availability and connectivity, the FTC found little reason to protect consumers and content providers from attempts by large telecommunications providers to charge more for faster delivery.

"In the absence of significant market failure or demonstrated consumer harm, policy makers should be particularly hesitant to enact new regulation in this area," FTC Chair Deborah Platt Majoras wrote.

Here's the link: External Link

It was a nice 15 years of freedom, now we get to see just how regulated the Internet becomes, now that corporations can dictate equipment, services, and tier-determined access.

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