Net Neutrality with Verizon & Google

Posted: August 10, 2010
Net Neutrality with Verizon & Google

With the news about Google partnering with Verizon over net neutrality, Kevin Pereira and CNET's Maggie Reardon investigate their proposal over maintaining an open Internet, what this means for the web as we know it and how it can affect consumers like you.

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  • bigpete24

    OK, honestly that was the WORST interview on The Loop that i have ever seen. The way she was stuttering was as if she was reading from a script, that was pro the wireless phone companies and Google, was horrible. Please do not have her as a guest ever again. That just didn't seem genuine for real

    Posted: August 14, 2010 9:32 PM
  • zakams

    Don't change a god damn thing. The internet is better if you just leave it alone. Keep your hands off my internet.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 6:01 AM
  • keyonte0

    I can see what they are getting at. Consider it a mixture of Internet and television.

    Posted: August 13, 2010 1:28 AM
  • J_Boolihans

    +1 @raife1

    Posted: August 11, 2010 3:16 PM
  • J_Boolihans

    are tiered internet and net neutrality mutually inclusive? I don't think so.

    I am for tiered internet, pay based on the speed of your connection, but also believe in strong net neutrality laws. The ISP should be neutral. This is imperative for progress.

    Posted: August 11, 2010 3:15 PM
  • raife1

    Remember, both "Comcast" (the company whose deceitful actions really brought "Net-Neutrality" to the forefront of public awareness), and the "FCC" (whose idea of "Net-Neutrality" is to specifically allow exactly what "Comcast actually did to their customers)... still refer to deceptively-promoted (and implemented), unnecessary, deep-packet inspection, arbitrary application identification, and fraudulent, blanket, connection-termination... as, "acceptable network management".

    And now, "Verizon" (an absolute "Net-Neutrality" opponent) and "Google" (who "does no evil"... unless its really convenient) are basically attacking the very concept of "Net Neutrality"... with "...a death by a thousand cuts"... approach. And, the "FCC" is poised (and more than eager) to accept this (sham) as an effective "compromise"..?

    This would be sad... if it weren't so serious.

    Posted: August 11, 2010 3:01 PM
  • Tolomer

    Well, I guess it all depends how far it goes...if it's paying a little extra money for better quality, or faster internet, I understand. Although if it someday turns into "Pay X-amount of money to gain access to this site" then I'd be completely against.
    A private internet though? I don't see it. I see Verizon and Google trying to open premium SITES (a few, not enough to dominate the internet....) for better products, but not a "take over"....

    Posted: August 11, 2010 2:30 PM
  • thePcgamer

    All this is is just propaganda for net neutrality to be seen as something bad. Look, in a couple years, its gonna be marketed as "Oh its good for your kids" or some other bull. Without net neutrality, we're one step to all being slaves to the television. We won't be able to get our real news of what's actually happening around the world. I will protest for net neutrality till the day i die. Google and Verizon are just the first ones to step forward. Already in Europe they're implementing elements to limit net neutrality. So tell your government representatives you don't want this. That's all i have to say, i pray someone listens

    Posted: August 11, 2010 9:40 AM