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Internet providers push for two-tier Internet based on data caps: Geist

January 11, 2014

Dexterhinkson's Blog

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Net neutrality has been one of the defining Internet policy issues of the past decade. Starting with early concerns that large telecom and Internet providers would seek to generate increased profits by creating a two-tier Internet with a fast lane (for companies that paid additional fees to deliver their online content quicker) and a slow lane (for everyone else), the issue captured the attention of governments and telecom regulators.

While the net neutrality challenges evolved over time, the core question invariably boiled down to whether Internet providers would attempt to leverage their gatekeeper position to create an unfair advantage by treating similar content, applications or other services in different ways.

http://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2014/01/10/internet_providers_push_for_twotier_internet_based_on_data_caps_geist.html

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