As I’m sure you’ve all seen by now, Google and Verizon’s announcement today has more than just a handful of people in a bit of an fuss. (heard of savetheinternet.com?)
So… just what does the Google-Verizon proposal mean for the future of information online? Will it kill “net neutrality”–or save it? Is this a corporate response to the growing volume of discussion of implementing universal “standards” to the web space.? Is this a digital treaty, or an annexation?
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps issued a one paragraph statement on the Verizon-Google announcement.“Some will claim this announcement moves the discussion forward. That’s one of its many problems. It is time to move a decision forward—a decision to reassert FCC authority over broadband telecommunications, to guarantee an open Internet now and forever, and to put the interests of consumers in front of the interests of giant corporations.”
What do you guys and gals think? Read the actual statement for yourself by Clicking Here, and let’s start a dialogue about this.
All my best,