Google, Verizon Defend Net Neutrality Proposal

August 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Congress Daily

Google and Verizon, following release of their joint proposal on Internet regulation today, pushed back against critics who said the plan would undermine the integrity of an open Internet. But at least one member of the House Energy and Commerce Communications Subcommittee was not convinced.

“There is no business arrangement,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, on a conference call with reporters. Schmidt and Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon, attempted to dispel the notion that the companies’ proposal would allow certain Internet content to move faster for those willing to pay for preferential treatment.

Left hanging in the balance is how the FCC will now proceed in its efforts to find an effective way to regulate Internet that allows for the implementation of the national broadband plan

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