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Perhaps the Journal was hasty; the story dwelt little on the technology being used (which is the heart of the matter), included little comment from Google itself, didn't mention caching, and mostly explored what this could mean for Washington politicking next year.
But if there's a bit of confusion here, that's to be expected. Much like pornography is in the eye of the beholder, so is Net neutrality.
In a February 2008 post on its public policy blog, Google said: "Some major broadband service providers have threatened to act as gatekeepers, playing favorites with particular applications or content providers, demonstrating that this threat is all too real."