[LINK] net neutrality overthrow in US?

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Sat Aug 7 08:33:49 AEST 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...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
blog: http://janwhitaker.com/jansblog/
business: http://www.janwhitaker.com

Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or 
sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.
~Madeline L'Engle, writer

_ __________________ _

More information about the Link mailing list