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ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'


ISP's confirm '2012: The Year The Internet Ends'

Update:Bell Canada and TELUS (formerly owned by Verizon) employees officiallyconfirm that by 2012 ISP's all over the globe will reduce Internetaccess to a TV-like subscription model, only offering access to a smallstandard amount of commercial sites and require extra fees for everyother site you visit. These 'other' sites would then lose all theirexposure and eventually shut down, resulting in what could be seen asthe end of the Internet.

Dylan Pattyn, who is currentlywriting an article for Time Magazine on the issue, has officialconfirmation from sources within Bell Canada and is interviewing amarketing representative from TELUS who confirms the story and statesthat TELUS has already started blocking all websites that aren't in thesubscription package for mobile Internet access. They could not confirmwhether it would happen in 2012 because both stated it may actuallyhappen sooner (as early as 2010). Interviews with these sources, moreconfirmation from other sources and more in-depth information on theissue is set to be published in Time Magazine soon.
What can we do?

Thereason why we're releasing this information is because we believe wecan stop it. More awareness means more mainstream media shedding lighton it, more political interest and more pressure on the ISP's to keepthe Internet an open free space. We started this social network as aplatform for Internet activism where we can join forces, share ideasand organize any form of protest that may have an impact. If we want tomake a difference in this, we have to join together and stand united asone powerful voice against it.

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Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - June 13, 2008, 5:17 pm

I've read similar stuff in the past year or so, but more like a very tightly controlled internet, kind of like the Red Chinese have right now.

People in Red China can get on the net, but they aren't going to see anything that doesn't have government approval.
Comment by pumpi76 - June 13, 2008, 8:20 pm
does that mean we will not be able to use email and visit LP? and if this is so how come google, yahoo and MSN shares are not plomitting or we don't hear anything from this search engines about the subject at hand..
Comment by pumpi76 - June 13, 2008, 8:21 pm
thanks good information to know....
Comment by pumpi76 - June 13, 2008, 8:22 pm
so the end of the world wasn't in december 31st of 1999 with the advent of the 2000 computer crash but instead it was 12 years later...
spy153Comment by spy153 - June 14, 2008, 12:11 pm
pumpi, it doesn't mean the end of the world. We functioned just fine without the internet for thousands of years. I think we can do it some more.
justxploringComment by justxploring - June 14, 2008, 2:13 pm
This is a really good history, plain & simple, of the Internet.

time*treatComment by time*treat - June 14, 2008, 2:20 pm
If the net becomes just an extension of the MSM, may as well pull the plug.
ToddComment by Todd - June 14, 2008, 2:50 pm

"They'll have to rip this site from my cold, dead hands!"
justxploringComment by justxploring - June 14, 2008, 4:41 pm
I love it!   The Lottery Post Underground. Members living in subway tunnels, using morse code to send predictions. Running past enemy lines to place bets.
Coin TossComment by Coin Toss - June 14, 2008, 6:19 pm
Good comments!

I'd hate to see the "bad apples" - scammers, ID thieves, hackers, etc...ruin it for everyone else.

That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the article.

Comment by pumpi76 - June 14, 2008, 6:36 pm
the internet is not free...we got to pay to get internet...
jarasanComment by jarasan - June 14, 2008, 8:24 pm
Reminds me of a South Park episode.

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