By Leila Abboud – France backed away from legislation to make Internet companies including Google pay for the burden they place on telecommunications networks, opting instead to ask a commission to study the controversial issue.
France’s Socialist government is concerned that Web giants weigh down networks with traffic without contributing to telecom companies’ investments in high-speed systems, echoing a position held by European telecom operators.
- France delays move to make Web giants pay for networks (news.yahoo.com)
- France delays move to make Web giants pay for networks (reuters.com)
- France delays move to make web giants pay (stuff.co.nz)
- France stalls plan to make Google and pals foot broadband rollout (go.theregister.com)