Thursday, June 23, 2011
Australian ISP's to start Internet Censoring, July 2011
MOST Australian internet users will have their web access censored next month after the country's two largest internet providers agreed to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view. Herald Sun.
There is also an article about the filter in News.com.au there are (at the moment) 143 comments.
There is also a very funny video about Australia's Internet Filter, this has a lot of bad language in it, so I didn't put it on my blog, mainly because I do have friends kids that may click onto this site. If you would like a bit of a laugh and don't mind the language, you can watch the video here.
Well now the plot thickens, no wonder Telstra and Optus are doing the Governments bidding.
Business leaders have warned Labor that the National Broadband Network could choke off competition after it was revealed Telstra had agreed it would not promote wireless internet services as a substitute for the $36 billion fibre network for the next 20 years, under an agreement with the government.
He said the deals with Optus and Telstra were inequitable for other internet service providers, such as iiNet, AAPT and TPG, as they were not going to be paid the same compensation for moving customers onto the NBN. Read more in The Australian.