Thursday, 12 August 2010

Response to Google and Verizons Open Internet proposal

I feel I have to respond to this
open internet proposal by google and verzion.

For some reason they seem to have allowed wireless boradband not have net neutrality enforced. This seems to be a fundamental flaw. If it allows providers to make more money by throttling services then it will push incentive to develop further wireless brodband and disincentivise wired broadband development. In the longer term we will be threatened with a purely wireless internet that is dominated and controlled by corporations.

This could happen within 20 years given the pace of change of technology.

Verizon and Google have got to give this idea up and go full net neutrality for all types of providers.