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US Senate Bill Aims to Guarantee Level Net Playing Field

Hey, National Telecommunications Commission, I’m a big fan of your recent initiatives to level the Philippine Internet playing field.

Since you’re being so proactive about this, check out this US Senate bill aiming to guarantee that ISPs (especially those owned by telco monopolies) don’t charge content providers for preferential access to customers.

Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon, will introduce new legislation today that would prohibit Internet network operators from charging companies for faster delivery of their content to consumers or favoring some content providers over others.

The bill is meant to ease growing fears that open Internet access may be blocked or compromised by the Bell phone carriers and cable operators, which may create tiers of service for delivering content to consumers, much the way the post office charges more for overnight mail delivery than for regular delivery.

Hope you can preempt this insanity before local telcos think of it. More power to you guys!

(Via John C. Dvorak.)

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