Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal

Over the past few days there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding our announcement of a policy proposal on network neutrality we put together with Verizon. On balance, we believe this proposal represents real progress on what has become a very contentious issue, and we think it could help move the network neutrality debate forward constructively.

We don’t expect everyone to agree with every aspect of our proposal, but there has been a number of inaccuracies about it, and we do want to separate fact from fiction.
MYTH: Google has “sold out” on network neutrality.

FACT: Google has been the leading corporate voice on the issue of network neutrality over the past five years. No other company is working as tirelessly for an open Internet.

But given political realities, this particular issue has been intractable in Washington for several years now. At this time there are no enforceable protections – at the Federal Communications Commission or anywhere else – against even the worst forms of carrier discrimination against Internet traffic.

With that in mind, we decided to partner with a major broadband provider on the best policy solution we could devise together. We’re not saying this solution is perfect, but we believe that a proposal that locks in key enforceable protections for consumers is preferable to no protection at all.

Source by googleblog.blogspot.com

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Brady on August 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Im not sure about this subject.

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  2. Posted by KBrad on August 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    This is–as expected, getting to be an interesting debate. Keep tabs on this one.

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  3. its really nice thing

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  4. I am glad they are working so hard on this issue

    Reply

  5. Posted by Deez on August 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    nice article

    Reply

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