Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dutch Net Neutrality, The Way It Supposed To Be

Dutch Net Neutrality
Network operators in the Netherlands will no longer be able to charge customers for using rival messaging or VoIP Services like Skype and similar.
The Dutch parliament approved a Net Neutrality bill forcing mobile Internet providers to let customers use Skype and other rival services on their networks without charging extra or giving preferential treatment to their own offerings.
While network operators, Vodafone ( VOD), T-Mobile and the Royal KPN ( KPN) NV lobbied against the bill and whined about higher consumer prices and not being able to provide quality assurance, the Dutch parliament voted to end traffic discrimination.
The Dutch Government's move is first of it's kind in EU! But the Chilean government has beaten the Dutch for being the first, according to Engadget.


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