Telecoms Detail Their Dumb Plan To Force Tech Giants To Pay Them Billions For No Reason


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May 23, 2023
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Stanford net neutrality expert Barbara van Schewick dropped a statement in my inbox pointing to a broader blog post on the proposal, noting that this was, once again, telecoms attempting to get paid twice for the same service:

“This dangerous proposal undoes 30 years of internet economics by requiring streaming companies like Twitch and YouTube, as well as service providers like Amazon Web Services to negotiate with and pay every broadband provider in Europe.

These network fees are unnecessary and violate the EU’s net neutrality law. Europeans already pay to get online, but now the ISPs want to get paid twice.”

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