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Verizon, Google Agree on Net Neutrality

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Oct 22, 2009, 7:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Wireless and Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, recently issued a joint statement about the issue of net neutrality. though the companies disagree on many statements, there is at least one area where they feel the same. McAdam and Schmidt write, "we both think it's essential that the Internet remains an unrestricted and open platform--where people can access any content (so long as it's legal), as well as the services and applications of their choice." The two laid out six ideas that they think are vital to the net neutrality discussion. They are: 1.) Users should continue to have the final say about their web experience. Control will kill the web; 2.) Investment in advanced networks is vital; 3.) The existing wireline broadband rules appear to be sufficient — if enforced properly; 4.) Flexibility in government policy is key, dense legislation cold be bad; 5.) Broadband network providers should have the flexibility to manage their networks to deal with threats of any kind; 6.) Transparency is a must. Broadband provides need to present customers with clear information about their services.

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Oct 24, 2009, 12:34 PM

government control

how much is enough? has anyone noticed how busy the government has been lately? maybe you should all take a look.
flip mode

Oct 22, 2009, 11:49 AM

They have no choice...

but to agree to neutrality, who are you to filter someone's internet because of your own selfish reasons. highschools and universities are one thing but your own personal device on your own personal service is just non sense
VZ and GOOGLE ... They did a joint announcement... wonder who is planning on biuying who or who is in bed with whom...

Oct 22, 2009, 11:06 AM

I agree

I agree whole heartedly, Dense legislation "cold" be bad.
I am also concerned about the grammar errors in the announcement!
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