Justin Milne, managing group director of Telstra-owned Bigpond (Australia’s largest ISP), has made his feelings clear on net neutrality. If you want to be a web host with high traffic running on our ISP, then you can darn well pay for it.
“I think that’s a ride that’s coming to an end,” he said. “It’s based on free traffic where the guys who are running the highways are going to come after their money as well.”
Telecommunications carriers “have got to keep building out these networks so that other people can shunt their content around and we don’t make any money from it”, Mr Milne said. Oh, you poor things. And they’re the ones who charge more than pretty much every other major Australian ISP, too.