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Sunday, December 04, 2005

TELCOS are attempting to control the Internet (really ?)

This Washington Post article outlines that Internet service providers (allegedly)should be allowed to strike deals to give certain Web sites or services priority in reaching computer users. Specifically, William L. Smith, chief technology officer for Atlanta-based BellSouth Corp., told reporters and analysts that an Internet service provider such as his firm should be able, for example, to charge Yahoo Inc. for the opportunity to have its search site load faster than that of Google Inc. A system such as this has a major impact on the way WE use the internet. Why did we trust these people with the Net? Oh, I'm sorry. It's their Net. Forgot about that. Thanks to Mike Taht for the pointer.

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