There’s a lot of talk starting to hit the web about the announcement from Google and Verizon about their belief in an open Internet – which is contrary to what everyone was stupidly speculating about last week. From Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb:
Google and Verizon are completing a press call right now announcing their joint legislative framework proposal: network transparency and FCC enforcement with up to $2 million fines for network providers that engage in anti-competitive measures that hurt consumers. This is the exact opposite of what reports last week speculated the companies were working on.
Funnily enough both companies are talking about how fat pipes are necessary for innovation:
Both companies are talking the innovation-talk, saying that fat, unfettered pipes will lead to more innovation that will make the pie bigger for everyone involved.
Ummm … gee .. isn’t this what I have said more time than I can shake a stick at both here and with Sean on the Braindead TechCast?
But then of course we’re no-body’s .. nobody’s who seem to be more right than wrong about what we’ve said and written.
More details: Verizon-Google Legislative Framework Proposal
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