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UK ISPs Debate Their Right To A Two-Tier Net

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UK ISPs Debate Their Right To A Two-Tier Net [bbc.co.uk]
ISPs have defended their right to operate a two-speed internet, at a key debate into the future of the web.

ISPs are increasingly looking to prioritise some traffic on their networks and block some.

But some content owners and digital activists such as Open Rights Group argue that such a policy would do long-term damage to the internet, which was always conceived as a platform for everyone - not just those with deep pockets.

Net neutrality has been a key issue in Europe and a raft of legislation comes into force in May which will force ISPs to

In simple terms, net neutrality is going to go away.