Flashback: Verizon, Google and the Future of the Net [telecom]

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This is an "oldie but goodie" that came up in my search today.  
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By Paul Venezia

The first thing that sprang to mind when I read about Google and
Verizon getting all buddy-buddy in their negotiations to provide
"premium" Internet services based on content was the old saw about
selling the Brooklyn Bridge. If the initial New York Times story got
it right (though both Verizon and Google deny it), then that's exactly
what's happening: they're selling out the Internet, an entity that
neither company owns.

Much has been written about Net neutrality, with the big ISPs claiming
that legislation enforcing the current status quo would stifle
innovation and create undue hardship for the poor suffering
carriers. On the other side are reality and those pesky little things
called facts.


Bill Horne
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