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Virgin Media Backtracks on CEO's Net Neutrality Outburst

Posted: 16th Apr, 2008 By: MarkJ
Virgin Media has been forced to backtrack after a recent outburst by its CEO, Neil Berkett, labelled net neutrality "a load of b****cks" before proceeding to say that it was doing deals to improve access to some content providers (original news).

Clearly Berkett left his PR skills at home that day and the clean up work has now been left to one of Virgin's spokesmen, who states that the operator does not intend to restrict access to content providers that do not pay:

"We strongly support the principle that the internet should remain a space that is open to all and we have not called for content providers to pay for distribution. However, we recognise that as more customers turn to the web for content different providers will have different needs and priorities and, in the long term, it's legitimate to question how this demand will be managed. We welcome an informed debate on this issue."

We suspect that Virgin's statement to The Register will do little to dampen fears that the ISP may one day adopt targeted restrictions directed at specific content providers. Either way, the statement certainly reads a lot better than Berkett's interpretation. Personally speaking, many of us would rather pay a little extra for unhindered access but not everybody, choice should be paramount.
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