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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shifting Out of Neutral

Obsidian Wings:

Nah, There's No Need for Net Neutrality After All, by publius: ...Verizon has apparently decided that pro-choice text messages are simply too controversial to ride over their wireless networks:

Saying it had the right to block “controversial or unsavory” text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon’s mobile network available for a text-message program. . . .

The dispute over the Naral messages is a skirmish in the larger battle over the question of “net neutrality” — whether carriers or Internet service providers should have a voice in the content they provide to customers.

Don't know about you, but I'm pretty psyched to hand over control of the Internet to Verizon and Comcast (or, here in Texas, AT&T and Comcast).

In other news, the highway department banned trucks that carry condoms from federal interstate highways. ...

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