Google and Verizon may have struck a deal on how information flows (or doesn't) on the Net. But the repercussions were felt throughout the tech world.
When Google (GOOG) and Verizon (VZ) held a conference earlier this week to discuss their neutrality proposal, it seemed that every company, government agency and journalist who had a toe in the digital world went to work figuring out what was in it for them: MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 12, 2010 1:30 PM ET
Unrestricted access rules for wireless networks would hurt users more than help them. They just don't realize it.
Earlier this week, Google and Verizon brokered a compromise on the definition -- or at least, their definition -- of net neutrality, a set of rules that ideally, would ensure that no company could place data-access restrictions on Web content, sites, platforms, and associated equipment. The deal itself sparked controversy over whose interests MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 11, 2010 10:46 AM ET
Tune in at 1:30 Eastern time to hear what Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg have to say about Net Neutrality.
The dynamic duo last spoke of their combined thoughts on broadband in March. In October 2009 Google and Verizon posted their common principals. Below is their joint filing to the FCC earlier this year. Google and Verizon will update their public policy blogs: Google and Verizon. Updated below.
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2:05 Siedenberg MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 9, 2010 1:17 PM ET
Consumer advocates try to reach Google and dissuade them from redefining Net Neutrality
Update: Political action group MoveOn.org has sponsored a similar initiative as well as Bold Progressives.
Based solely on the words of Eric Schmidt last night and not the reports by the New York Times, consumers have reason to worry about Google's new stance. I've outlined the slippery slope that prioritizing packets could cause here.
A consumer group called Save the Internet is MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 5, 2010 4:09 PM ET
>Mason Cohn, Producer - Jan 13, 2010 11:45 AM ET
I'm glad the net neutrality dispute that broke out this week between AT&T (T) and Google (GOOG) has nothing to do with Apple (AAPL).
The two companies' arguments are so cynically self-serving and the common carrier issues they have locked horns over so thorny and impenetrable that I don't know where to start. (If you want to pursue it, the New York Times' Saul Hansell does a good job laying the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 26, 2009 6:35 AM ET
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