GOOGLE/VERIZON: “YOU CAN HAVE YOUR INTERNET!”
As a general net neutrality supporter, I find the “read between the lines” nature of this latest news from Google/Verizon fairly ominous. The story, in which the two companies discuss setting up extra-internet wireless services, just broke, though, so I’ll be looking forward to reading the ensuing commentary and details.
From the New York Times about their proposal:
The proposal also excludes other online services [from net neutrality regulations] that broadband providers might create in the future. These new online services could include services for entertainment or healthcare monitoring, the companies said.
Google and Verizon said that such new online services would have to be “distinguishable from traditional broadband Internet access services and are not designed to circumvent the rules,” and that the F.C.C. would monitor their development.