[LINK] net neutrality overthrow in US?

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sat Aug 7 08:46:17 AEST 2010

This story has already been denied publicly by both parties.



On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at melbpc.org.au> wrote:

> >http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05secret.html
> >
> >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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