War for the Web
01 02.11

And in other news…

Service providers and network operators, who until now have allowed the free passage of information between networks, want to start charging fees because of the extra strain that Netflix and other video services are placing on their infrastructure. It’s probably the beginning of walled gardens and pay-per-bit service, but the uptick in the amount of data traffic is really just a measure of the users accessing that information, and the success that these services have in the markets. Ars Technica has a great article on the subject.

Reposted from Ars Technica

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