Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 20:55 UTC
Internet & Networking Well, this is interesting. As some rumours already suggested, Google and Verizon have released a joint proposal for a legislative framework regarding net neutrality. This being Google and all, some of you may expect this to be all flower-farting unicorns darting across rainbows, but sadly, that's not the case. This proposal? Well, it's not good.
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1st of many such deals ...
by benali72 on Tue 10th Aug 2010 00:56 UTC
benali72
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If this arrangement between Google and Verizon is allowed to stand unchallenged, we can expect more such deals from competing major players.

Not only will net neutrality be dead, we'll exist within a complex, uneven playing field of different service levels and communications rules.

The US government (FCC) needs to step up to the plate and enforce a net neutrality similar to what we expect with phone service. Pres. Obama specifically promised this during the presidential campaign. For the sake of our future internet, I hope he holds to his promise.

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