Blocking Skype on mobile phones – this is why we need Net Neutrality

Skype and WhatsApp have received particular attention, as mobile providers argue they must offset the losses caused by these apps with surcharges — or to block them altogether.

Wireless providers in the Netherlands are responding to a possible Net Neutrality bill by threatening to charge extra for, or simply block, apps that offer cheaper ways to make calls and send text messages.

Oh, and they’re using deep packet inspection to spy on their users.

If this is what the carriers are doing in reaction to a NN bill, what would they do without a bill?

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