It is an age-old practice, but for some Australians it's still a requirement to log into the internet to make a payment.In the past, the practice was to log onto the internet from home, and then make a small payment using a credit card.But it's no longer required, with internet service providers such as iiNet and Optus saying they will not charge for the login.This is despite reports in some media...
The internet is alive and well, and it is the reason we are having this conversation.
But what does the internet look like today?
And will it last forever?
Mark Houlshoff polanco covers the telecom industry and the internet for New York magazine.
This interview was originally published in the May 30, 2019 issue.