Green light for Australian ISP filtering trials

The federal Government’s controversial live ISP filtering trial will finally kick-off with six internet service providers chosen to participate.Primus Telecommunications, Tech 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1 have been selected.The live tests will last for a minimum of six weeks and the ISPs’ customers have the option of taking part in the trial.
http://www.australianit.news.com.au/story/0,24897,25040645-15319,00.htmlau: Largest ISPs left out of filter list
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy this afternoon announced the names of six ISPs which will participate in the Federal Government’s internet filter trial — but the nation’s largest ISPs are not on the list.Primus Telecommunications, Tech 2U, Webshield, OMNIconnect, Netforce and Highway 1 are set to take part in the six week ‘live’ ISP filtering tests.The list notably lacks the country’s largest ISPs, such as Telstra and Internode, which had indicated to ZDNet.com.au in December last year that they would not take part in the trials. iiNet, which had said it would take part to prove the technology didn’t work, was also left off the list.
http://www.cnet.com.au/broadband/0,239036008,339294905,00.htm

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