It is great to watch the press in other parts of the world wake up to the realities of life — such as the ability of ISPs in New Zealand to block VoIP traffic.
Here is an excerpt:
New Zealand has no laws prohibiting ISPs from blocking or slowing down sites, and there’s no evidence they are or aren’t because currently there’s no way of telling. To maintain the integrity of the internet, we suggest regulations be introduced to ensure the neutrality of ISPs.
Perhaps the scariest point is that there is no way of telling if VoIP traffic is being degraded intentionally. This is something TMCnet’s Pat Barnard has been writing about for many months.