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The news media wasn’t buying the network neutrality compromise that Google and Verizon shared on Monday, but today the two chief executives of the companies wrote a joint editorial explaining their goals and their proposed framework in the Washington Post. If they can get Congress to […]

The news media wasn’t buying the network neutrality compromise that Google and Verizon shared on Monday, but today the two chief executives of the companies wrote a joint editorial explaining their goals and their proposed framework in the Washington Post. If they can get Congress to buy into it, the agreement could influence policy.

There are hundreds of millions of Internet users in the United States, and no two companies should be so presumptuous as to think they can solve this challenge alone.

–From a Washington Post editorial penned by Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg.

  1. am i the only one getting tired of the phrases “…create a climate for investment and innovation”, and “…the need for continued investment…” as telco code for “we’re gonna charge you like there’s no tomorrow, our record profits notwithstanding”? or am i too cynical?

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  2. Hamranhansenhansen Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    no two companies should be so presumptuous as to
    think they can solve this challenge alone.

    Of course not. Net neutrality is in the interest of the people, that means it’s a government problem that requires regulation that applies to all companies equally, requiring them all to be neutral. Duh.

    What is needed is to rebrand “net neutrality” as “The War On Net Bias”. That will get the US government interested in it and we will be blowing stuff up and incarcerating people wholesale in no time at all.

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