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Time for web firms finally to cough up?

15th May, 2010

Should Google, Microsoft and Facebook have to contribute to the cost of building broadband networks in Ireland?

That is the proposal being put forward by Ibec’s telecoms and internet federation (TIF). The argument is that ‘content providers’ are getting ‘a free ride’ off telecom companies’ backs.

This is because they are doing business on telecoms networks to which they contribute nothing, other than their own cost of access....

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