Both Google and Verizon have come under a fair amount of criticism over the past week regarding their plans for an open Internet. We told you previously that both seem to want to promote a transparent and open wired Internet, although they may have some different plans for wireless Internet.
What this would basically do is keep wired Internet the same as it is now, but wireless Internet is where everyone’s concerns are, as wireless provider would be able to choose which content is delivered to customers in a so called fast lane, whilst other content would be delivered in the slow lane or not at all.
You can see Google’s response below, which claims that they have not sold out Net Neutrality.
In our proposal, we agreed that the best first step is for wireless providers to be fully transparent with users about how network traffic is managed to avoid congestion, or prioritized for certain applications and content. Our proposal also asks the Federal government to monitor and report regularly on the state of the wireless broadband market. Importantly, Congress would always have the ability to step in and impose new safeguards on wireless broadband providers to protect consumers’ interests.
You can read the full response over at the Google Blog.
via The Telegraph