Wednesday, January 18, 2012

D66 politician is leading EU research internet freedom (Dutch)

D66 politician is leading EU research internet freedom | nu.nl / Internet | The latest news on the first nu.nl: though the useless Europarl website has nothing on this yet

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Ofcom: 'wot net neutrality'?

Dear sirs 
I read with interest your Draft Annual Plan 2012/13, especially your section on traffic management in paragraphs 5.40-5.42. I assume it is deliberately bland and uninformative. I will therefore await your 'summer 2012' update and the announcement of what you intend to do to "undertake research on the provision of 'best-efforts' internet access." It appears surprising that such work has not been undertaken previously. I would suggest that Sir Tim Berners Lee and other disinterested academics might be a good starting point for such a discussion. 
Sincerely 
Dr Chris Marsden

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Amaysim: Australia's Free - $40/month unlimited data beats 'almost evil' cap-slap Oz mobiles

From ITWire - this is good financial news personally in ultra-pricey mega-dollar Australia: "Capped plans are more famous for bill shocks and cap slaps that cost consumers far more than the headline cap amount is supposed to be. So in has charged Amaysim, which not only shook up the Australian telco market with charges of 15c per MINUTE – equalling 7.5c per 30 seconds – but also doing away with the kinda almost evil “flagfall” charge that every other telco revels in, much to the chagrin of consumers’ wallets. "