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  • toys19
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    A very long time. I often think UKIP and the BNP are in the pockets of the govt.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    t’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the UK to approve it.

    Don’t hold your breath.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    A long time. “Content” drives interwebz usage. The content owners really don;t want to play along with that. TBH, we already adhere to it in certain ways (though certain traffic across networks is prioritised – eg streamed TV content vs over the top web content).

    As for mobile roaming, the mobile network operators will never support it – it’d be like turkeys voting for christmas!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The cynic in me does worry that if we do acknowledge it, we’ll do it half-baked and end up making QoS illegal or something.

    SamB
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    If that goes through here, does that mean that UK ISPs will be required to remove the blocks to various ‘naughty content’ websites like thepiratebay?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    In a blaze of no publicity whatsoever, net neutrality is now EU law.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247411/EU_votes_net_neutrality_into_law_abolishes_mobile_roaming_charges

    Blocking and throttling Internet traffic will become illegal in the European Union following a parliamentary vote on Thursday.Members of the European Parliament voted to close loopholes in a proposed law that some believed would have created a two-tier Internet.

    Also,

    The package also abolishes roaming charges for mobile phone use in the EU, provides for more coordination of spectrum use and adds consumer protection such as plain language contracts and greater rights to switch providers or contracts.

    It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the UK to approve it.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Interesting comment from a septic

    This is socialism.

    Presumably we’re supposed to know that is bad?

    Premier Icon MSP
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    As for mobile roaming, the mobile network operators will never support it – it’d be like turkeys voting for christmas!

    It will be a law, they won’t have a choice.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Cougar – Moderator

    The cynic in me does worry that if we do acknowledge it, we’ll do it half-baked and end up making QoS illegal or something.

    And that’s the thin end of the wedge- sure, banning QoS seems reasonable, then Die Another Day, why not, but then they’ll get carried away and criminalise Casino Royale because they don’t think Craig’s a proper Bond, and then where will we be?

    Most QoS / dscp markings set by 3rd parties/software using the web are stripped out and ignored anyway . ‘Twill be interesting to see what (if anything) happens ..

    * not “interesting” in the way a new bike is interesting, a giant mutant hawk landing on your bird bath is interesting, number 37 forgetting to close their curtains on a Friday evening interesting .

    Just nerd interesting

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