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WASHINGTON -- Consumer advocates voiced alarm Thursday over reports that Google and Verizon are close to an agreement that would allow Verizon to provide faster Internet speeds for websites that pay for priority service, saying such an arrangement could lead to a handful of large Internet providers wielding vast influence over which websites people use.
By AMY SCHATZ
Google and Verizon have come to an agreement on how network operators can manage Web traffic, according to two sources briefed on their negotiations. The agreement, expected to be announced within days, comes as the Federal Communications Commission tries to get major Internet content firms and network service providers to strike a deal on disputed points of so-called net neutrality rules. It's unclear how the deal will affect the direction of those discussions.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon has issued the following statement in response to a New York Times article on Thursday ( Aug. 5 ) regarding conversations between Google and Verizon: "The New York Times article regarding conversations between Google and Verizon is mistaken. It fundamentally misunderstands our purpose.
APPLE'S FAVOURITE newspaper the New York Times appears to have wrongly stuck a knife into Google claiming that the Internet search outfit was about to betray its net neutrality stance and do a deal with Verizon.
Google says it has not made a deal with US telco Verizon about paying for the carriage of traffic
6 August 2010 Last updated at 04:11 ET By Maggie Shiels Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley Some fear that rules on how data is treated are going to be ripped up US regulators have halted closed-door meetings intended to find a way to make sure all web data is treated equally.