Leosghost - 9:57 pm on Jan 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
My FAI ( ISP ) here is Free..( Freebox v6 )<= The "Stark" monstrosity..
If this does not get slapped down hard by the French courts or the authorities, or Free do not reverse it within 30 days ..
I'll be leaving them..and taking all our mobile phone services ( 4 ) and web service ( total around €80.00 /$100.00 per month ) to Orange ( with whom I still have a fixed line in ) or Bouygues ( with whom I have 2 mobile phone deals )..email to that effect will be going to Xavier Niel ( head of Iliad, and thus owner of Free )..For now my Freebox and phones are showing ads..
The censoring / blocking by an ISP of legal content is totally out of order..and very likely illegal here..
Free are not only blocking Google, they are blocking most ad networks..longer article in French..
Bouygues also own TF1 ( the most popular TV channel here..which runs very heavy adsense and other ad networks ) ..they will be all over this..
I may just take one of my "very bad word in French" dotcoms ( I own most of the really "bad" ones* ) out of "park" and take it "live" over this outrageous behavior from an ISP..
*G would never have let me run adsense on any the domain names in question..I bought them years ago just for the hell of it;))
And I'm the last person to be taking Google's side..but this and similar S********* should not go unchallenged..net neutrality should be observed..I'm not paying Free ( and Alice before them ..and Tiscali before them ) to decide whether or not I see ads..je les *******