Google & Verizon Propose Enforceable Net Neutrality Google and Verizon held a press call today announcing a joint legislative framework proposal: internet network transparency and FCC enforcement with up to $2 million fines for network providers that engage in anti-competitive measures that hurt consumers. This is the exact opposite of what reports last week speculated the companies were working on. (Note: broadband specialists and other press are very skeptical, see below.)
The "deal" announced by Google and Verizon today definitely has health care in mind. Google, Verizon and online health care |
Google and Verizon have released a joint public policy proposal for the open Internet outlining how broadband providers can control how their users receive content.The proposal, which was announced earlier today by the companies' CEOs in a conference call, is meant as a legal framework. Demystifying Google and Verizon’s Proposed Policy for the Open Internet
Looks like Google and Verizon were, in fact, in talks over Net Neutrality after all, calling it a “thorny” issue, no less. Not Neutrality: Did Google & Verizon Just Stab The Internet In The Heart?
Google Goes "Evil" I just got off a media conference call with Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg. They announced a new policy recommendation that would kill the Internet as we know it, if implemented by FCC Chair Julius Genachowski and other policy makers. The Google/Verizon deal (also posted online) basically says:
Google-Verizon Pact: It Gets Worse So Google and Verizon went public today with their "policy framework" -- better known as the pact to end the Internet as we know it. News of this deal broke this week, sparking a public outcry that's seen hundreds of thousands of Internet users calling on Google to live up to its "Don't Be Evil" pledge. But cut through the platitudes the two companies (Googizon, anyone?)
A Worrisome Proposal For Net Neutrality
A Private net neutrality After a week of speculation and denial, Google and Verizon unveiled their own version of net neutrality in the form of a "suggested legislative framework for consideration by lawmakers," as Google's public policy guy Alan Davidson and Verizon Vice President Thomas Tauke put it on Google's public policy blog.
Google Reveals Its Secret Internet Regulation Deal Do NOT use Google if you care about this.
According to the proposal, Internet service providers would not be able to block producers of online content or offer them a paid “fast lane.” A Vision for Managing Internet Traffic
Google and Verizon announced a joint proposal on Monday that would allow ISPs to offer premium content bundles over an unspecified global network — an unexpected gambit that would seem to call for separate and unequal internets. The Real Story: A Tale of Two Internets
Verizon, Google Announce Their Net Neutrality Solution Last week was a messy (though entertaining) one on the network neutrality front, with the FCC canceling their largely closed-door meetings with carriers after criticism and reports that Google and Verizon were conducting private neutrality negotiations.
I am baffled by the Google-Verizon agreement on nonnet-nonneutrality. I’m mostly baffled by why Google would put its name to this. What does it gain? Internet, schminternet
Why The Silence From Vint Cerf, Father Of Internet And GOOG Senior VP? Posted by Tom Foremski - August 10, 2010
Is the Google-Verizon Plan a Setback for Net Neutrality? As recently as last week, Google Inc. was generally known as the nation's largest and most vocal advocate of Net neutrality — the principle that any bit of data online should be allowed to travel just as fast as any other bit, allowing the high school kid in his bedroom to compete on the same viral playing field as a multinational corporation with a server farm. But that was then, before Google's announcement Monday of a controversial policy proposal with Verizon that would allow for Internet service providers to prioritize data traffic delivered through mobile devices and new premium broadband subscription services. In a conference call to explain the proposal, Google president Eric Schmidt argued that there was no change in company policy. "Google cares a lot about the open Internet," he said, adding that the company was focused on protecting the rights of the next "two people in a garage" with an online business start-up.
BBC Tech Brief
Wireless Is Not Different. You Can’t Be Half-Open Last week, a firestorm erupted after Google and Verizon jointly proposed new rules to lawmakers for protecting the “open Internet” and net neutrality. When Google and Verizon professed their love for the open Internet (“Google cares a lot about the open Internet,” said CEO Eric Schmidt), they left out the future of the Internet, the wireless Internet. Instead, they would only apply to the wired Internet.
Google and Verizon's announcement
Google's statement .
A Review of the Proposal by EFF
Google-Verizon Pact Worse than Feared
Free Press Urges Policymakers to Reject the pact
Emergency Petition to Google: Don't be evil
Net Neutrality: Threat or Menace?