[LINK] net neutrality overthrow in US?
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sat Aug 7 08:33:49 EST 2010
>Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers
>WASHINGTON - Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet
>service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow
>Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly
>if the content's creators are willing to pay for the privilege.
>The charges could be paid by companies, like YouTube, owned by
>Google, for example, to Verizon, one of the nation's leading
>Internet service providers, to ensure that its content received
>priority as it made its way to consumers. The agreement could
>eventually lead to higher charges for Internet users.
>Such an agreement could overthrow a once-sacred tenet of Internet
>policy known as net neutrality, in which no form of content is
>favored over another. In its place, consumers could soon see a new,
>tiered system, which, like cable television, imposes higher costs
>for premium levels of service...
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