23 Aug 2012

A shot fired across our bows

Author: will | Filed under: assault, data, law, legislation, money, network, politics, property, security, social network, technology, web standards

I've known for a while that the international telecoms companies have wanted to put the Internet genie back in to its bottle so they could charge for access in the same way they make deals between themselves for international calls  (they are loosing calls to Skype and more) but I didn't know that the proposal had actually gone to the UN.

If they succeed the internet could get very expensive, and start-ups may be forced away from the market entirely.

So this shot is being fired at anyone who can access the internet then.

This wasn’t meant to be a Loose Bloggers Consortium post on the theme of “Fire”, but given my infrequent postings, I think that I should make it count.
To find out that the others in the consortium think, check out, …
Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Grannymar.

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2 Responses to “A shot fired across our bows”

  1. Grannymar Says:

    You mean we are headed back to inkblots on paper & spidery scrawls again?

    I posted a real letter to the ROI, a hundred miles down the road and it cost me 68p! I wonder if pigeons are expensive?

  2. Will Knott Says:

    Pigeons are expensive, and not very tasty.

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