Google and Verizon are currently discussing a partnership that could result in American internet freedom taking backward steps and destroying net neutrality as we know it.
Going against all that Google and Verizon has stated in the past about keeping the net neutral and open and ‘ensure the openness of the web around the world.’
The agreement could give Verizon the ability to do whatever it wants when it comes to managing wireless broadband, through mobile hotspots or, the Android handsets it now offers.
Example: if Site A wants to pay Verizon $X so that it loads faster than Site B, Site B has two options: it could either pay Verizon $2X so that it loads faster, or it can be content with the fact that its rival just paid for better access.
Neither Verizon or Google are releasing any statements at the moment apart from Google saying ‘it has nothing to announce at this point’.Filed Under: Technology News