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2010-08-13 06:05:00

Google on Thursday denied selling out on the idea of insuring all data is treated equally when it comes to routing traffic on the Internet. A legal agenda for "net neutrality" proposed this week by Google and US telecom giant Verizon has led to "myths" about the Internet firm's devotion to the other cause, said Google media counsel Richard Whitt in a blog post. According to Whitt, Google has not "sold out" when it comes to net neutrality and the proposal would not exempt wireless Internet...

2010-08-12 15:58:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) closed the official public comment period today on what may be the most important decision in its history - imposing massive first-time federal regulations on the Internet. Having been told by the Courts that they are not legally authorized to regulate the Internet, the FCC is considering a legally risky path, advocated by radical left groups such as Free Press, to unilaterally force the Internet into...

2010-08-12 11:01:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Verizon/Google legislative proposal is a constructive addition to the debate over net neutrality. Global Crossing has long preferred market solutions to government regulation of the Internet and the Verizon/Google proposal strikes a reasonable balance. However, the ultimate success or failure of any net neutrality proposal, including the Verizon/Google proposal, hinges on the ability of service providers to establish the necessary...

2010-08-12 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voices its opposition to plans by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the status of broadband Internet Service from a lightly-regulated "information service" to a more heavily regulated "telecommunications service." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091014/ALECLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091014/ALECLOGO) At its meeting late last week, ALEC's...

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2010-08-10 06:40:00

In a policy statement released on Monday, Internet search giant Google and US telecom titan Verizon proposed a legal outline to safeguard "Ëœnet neutrality' but said the rules shouldn't apply to wireless broadband Internet connections. "We both recognize that wireless broadband is different from the traditional wire line world, in part because the mobile marketplace is more competitive and changing rapidly," the companies said in the joint statement. "In recognition of the...

2010-08-09 15:47:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google and Verizon's new joint broadband proposal pays lip service to the idea of "net neutrality," but actually would completely undermine the open and free Internet we enjoy, Consumer Watchdog said today. There are two fundamental flaws, said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group: "First, it sets up a two-tiered structure. There would be a so-called 'Public Internet,' but then...

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2010-08-06 11:30:00

As Google and Verizon privately neared an agreement that would determine how Internet traffic moves across land lines and to wireless devices, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday announced that they were abandoning their efforts to broker a similar "net neutrality" deal. "We have called off this round of stakeholder discussions," Edward Lazarus, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's Chief of Staff, told reporters in a statement. "It has been productive on several fronts, but...

2010-08-05 14:19:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google is compromising a long standing principle it claimed to support in an effort to boost profits as it backs away from a key premise of an open Internet -- "net neutrality," Consumer Watchdog said today. Net neutrality -- the idea that all data is treated equally by Internet service providers -- is a key principle of the Internet. Google has long claimed to be an advocate of the principle. Today, both the Wall Street Journal...

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2010-08-05 11:50:00

According to various media reports, Google and Verizon are closing on in a deal which would determine how Internet traffic moves across land lines and to wireless devices. According to Josh Halliday of the UK newspaper The Guardian, "The two companies have been in talks over net neutrality--the unwritten edict of the internet which puts all content on a level playing field--for around 10 months, but a deal could be struck within days"¦ Such a deal would mean the information...

2010-07-27 11:04:00

After release of 40-page guide documenting interest group's plan to manipulate minority support for network neutrality, ADE wants answers ATLANTA, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) calls on Free Press to explain the true motives behind the 40-page guide reported by The Hill that advocates the manipulation of poor, rural, Southern African Americans and women in order to advance their political agenda. Although their own research shows the...


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