Thursday February 20, 2020

Jane Ruffino: Everyone agrees the internet should be affordable and accessible

But should it actually be free?

1st November, 2015
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Last week, the European Parliament voted to enshrine net neutrality into law. But MEPs also voted not to include a series of amendments that would have closed some pretty glaring loopholes. Without them, companies and providers can offer ‘zero-rated’ and ‘specialised’ services that offer preferential access and speed at lower, or no cost to users.

These differences in speed are usually referred to as an internet ‘fast lane’, but if you...

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