Saturday, September 26, 2009

AT&T to FCC: Google Violates Net Neutrality | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

More from the AT&T/Google contest to be most net-neutral…

Google’s responded to AT&T’s letter in a post to the company blog, pointing out the differences between Google Voice and traditional phone service and questioning AT&T’s motives for appealing to the FCC.

“AT&T is trying to make this about Google’s support for an open Internet, but the comparison just doesn’t fly,” Richard Whitt, the company’s Washington telecom and media counsel, wrote. “The FCC’s open Internet principles apply only to the behavior of broadband carriers–not the creators of Web-based software applications. Even though the FCC does not have jurisdiction over how software applications function, AT&T apparently wants to use the regulatory process to undermine Web-based competition and innovation.”

AT&T to FCC: Google Violates Net Neutrality | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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