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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 701: Not About Neutrality

This whole net neutrality debate in the US got another log thrown on the fire when President Obama told the FCC they should classify Internet Service Providers under Title II--including the mobile phone providers, who are almost unanimously against it . Meanwhile, it ignores the real problem, which the CEO of Sonic.Net elegantly points out is a complete lack of competition in the industry.

Only orthogonally related to the above, I also mention how South African mobile phone providers are giving away free data for over-the-top services to differentiate and hopefully encourage more smartphone use, which only have a 20% penetration among Africans as a whole. Of course, given the cost of most smartphones compared to what most people in Africa make, this is not a surprise.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 701: Not About Neutrality

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