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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I wonder why no one pointed this out, but Thom's reading of the deal is entirely wrong:

"This wireless internet will not have net neutrality of any kind."

This is nonsense! All three tiers will have net neutrality (someone already clarified this in a google blog). Throttling happens between tiers and not between different entities within one tier. For example, voice and video gets prioritized on wireless broadband, but not one particular provider (ie skype can't pay to have more bandwidth available than google voice). This has been discussed here earlier:

EDIT: One thing I worry about though is the vague definition of the 3rd tier ...I guess we just have to wait until this is clarified ;)

Edited 2010-08-10 05:45 UTC

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