Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Culture minister Ed Vaizey is a danger that must be stopped

People like this pop up with increasing regularity, cause governments would like nothing more than to fuck with the net.

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has backed a "two-speed" internet, letting service providers charge content makers and customers for "fast lane" access.

It paves the way for an end to "net neutrality" - with heavy bandwidth users like Google and the BBC likely to face a bill for the pipes they use.

Mr Vaizey said ISPs must be free to experiment with new charges to help pay for the expansion in internet services.

But critics warn the move could harm free speech and stifle innovation.

"Yes Minister, that would be a side effect"


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