Verizon offers Chrome OS netbook data plans

December 7, 2010: 2:40 PM ET

Initial ChromeOS Netbooks will be tied to a Verizon Wireless Data plan

The Lovefest between Google (GOOG) and Verizon (VZ) continues. Live at YouTube event, Sundar Pichai, VP, Product Management at Google announced that Chrome Netbook owners would receive 100mb of free Verizon Internet access every month for two years. Additionally, plans would start at $9.99 with a no contract plan and will be managed on the desktop.

This is a very similar setup to Apple's (AAPL) iPad plans with AT&T (T) in the U.S. where there is no dealing with the carrier directly.

Always being connected to the Internet is much more important to a Cloud computer than a traditional computer. Verizon is likely hoping people want more than 100mb/month.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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