Web Plan From Google and Verizon Is Criticized

Tuesday Aug 10th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

The two companies have unveiled their plan for "net neutrality."

NY Times: On Monday, Google and Verizon took the wraps off their plan for how the Internet should be regulated. They propose that ISPs should not be allowed to block content or to offer a paid "fast lane," but they do allow exceptions for data traffic on cellphone networks or "new services" that the ISPs might offer.

The plan was immediately greeted by a torrent of criticism. For example, Andrew Jay Schwartzman, of the advocacy group Media Access Project said the proposal “creates an Internet for the haves and an Internet for the have-nots. It may make some services unaffordable for consumers and access to those services unavailable to new start-ups.”

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