don't have to be a DailyTech reader
or technology buff to have heard about Google and Verizon's proposal
to set the framework of net neutrality. The issue has gotten
considerable play in the national media, in addition to the tech
blogs. (Just in case you have no idea, you can read our
the full two-page proposal here, and
a review of the document from the Electronic Frontier
our coverage of this story, we asked whether other players like AT&T
and Microsoft would sit quietly by while Verizon and Google attempt
to steer the nation's internet policy. That was answered yesterday
morning, when AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph De la Vega
offered his support for his competitor's
proposal, FierceWireless reports.
speaking at a media and technology conference in Boston, De la Vega
told the audience that the Google/Verizon proposal "is good for
the industry and indicates that two companies from different
industries can come together on a difficult issue."
interesting that the two companies were able to forge the document
together, given their disagreements
on net neutrality in the past.
neutrality has been a hot topic for years, but has received more
pointed attention since a federal
court ruled that the Federal Communications Committee could
not stop Comcast from throttling traffic.
FCC has since issued
a statement that was dismissive of the Google/Verizon
proposal. The regulatory body is in the process of crafting
its own net neutrality proposal that it plans to bring
quote: Comcast is not the only ISP throttling or shaping traffic they are just the one that got caught.
quote: Comcast is not the only one doing this. They were just the major one that got caught in the headlights.
quote: Afraid of what? I don't think Colleges should be expected to continue to allow their students to use their connections as massive file sharing hubs. Which let's be honest, we KNOW is happening on a daily basis. You don't have a "right" to use a Colleges free network any way you see fit.
quote: but file sharing on a college network is pretty legit.