Via legislation, we mean. Following some deep packet inspection shenanigans on the part of Dutch ISP KPN which reportedly saw it trying to charge extra and/or throttle traffic for customers using rival services like Skype, the Dutch parliament had some might call an industry-destroying overreaction. If by “some” you mean mobile carriers like Vodafone and T-Mobile who are lobbying against the legislation. We’re pretty sure consumers just called it common sense.
It probably would have helped if the company hadn’t shown its investors a presentation boasting about being “able to identify by deep packet inspection what is actually the destination as data packages go along.” At least if for no other reason than the fact that some of those investors might actually have been customers. We’d actually love to see ISPs try this everywhere else and finally clinch the issue by forcing regulation. Results, however, may vary.
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