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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

It was only a matter of time ....

The End of the Internet

"The nation's largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.

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"Under the plans they are considering, all of us -- from content providers to individual users -- would pay more to surf online, stream videos or even send e-mail. Industry planners are mulling new subscription plans that would further limit the online experience, establishing "platinum," "gold" and "silver" levels of Internet access that would set limits on the number of downloads, media streams or even e-mail messages that could be sent or received ........."

From: Alternet

All I can say is that I am surprised it has taken this long ..... doesn't make it right though ....

posted by summersun70 at 1:09 PM

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