Promises, promises

The State of Kansas

Well, looks like I overpromised on my blogging. I had all these great plans for last week, and then real life and (thankfully) real work hit me in the chest like a sledgehammer.

As some of you may be aware, there's a big kerfuffle going on (I don't normally use that word, but that's how it's been described by one great friend of mine who is probably reading this) with Free in France having blocked Google's advertising servers from delivering content last week. It only lasted a few days, but it's highlighted both the level of tension between ISPs and OSPs in France and the ease with which Net Neutrality can be breached.

I was going to blog about that at length but I won't just yet since there's a big meeting at the Ministry today with lots of speakers on this very subject, and since I'm working on a more structured piece than a regular blog post to address all the issues at hand.

Meanwhile, here's a nice article in Wired to keep you busy entitled Why Is Google Fiber the Country’s Only Super-Speed Internet?

Illustration: CC ChrisM70