AT&T, BellSouth Deal Influences Net Neutrality Debate

“Are consumers going to start having to spend a lot more to surf the Web?

“Phone and cable companies have stoked those fears recently by floating plans that would have Amazon, Yahoo and other Web sites paying new fees to ensure that their content will be delivered to customers faster.

“This possibility has raised the prospect that consumers may end up having to pay twice for access to the Internet — once to the phone or cable company that sells them a dial-up or broadband line, and again to Internet companies that pass along new charges for fast access to content from their sites.

Ken Belson. The High Speed Money Line. The New York Times. March 6, 2006.

See also:

Yuki Noguchi. AT&T Deal Raises Issue of Internet Control. March 9, 2006.

Arshad Mohammed. AT&T in $67 Billion Deal to Buy BellSouth. March 6, 2006.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

Written by sesomedia

03/07/2006 at 09:00

Posted in Web & Online

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