Thursday, August 05, 2010

Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority - NYTimes.com

More interesting times for Google

The prospect of a Google-Verizon agreement infuriates many consumer advocates, who feel that it would concentrate in a few corporations control of what to date has been a free and open Internet system in which consumers decide which companies are successful.

“The point of a network neutrality rule is to prevent big companies from dividing the Internet between them,” said Gigi B. Sohn, president and a founder of Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group. “The fate of the Internet is too large a matter to be decided by negotiations involving two companies, even companies as big as Verizon and Google.”

Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority - NYTimes.com

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