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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:36 PM
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AT&T Wireless Chief Says Google-Verizon Internet Policy Plan `Reasonable'
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 01:37 PM by onehandle
Source: Bloomberg News

AT&T Inc.s wireless chief said he largely supports a proposal from Google Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. for regulation of the Internet that would exclude mobile Web services from most oversight.

The proposal is a reasonable framework for the industry and demonstrates that carriers and Internet companies can reach agreements on Web policies, Ralph de la Vega said today at the Oppenheimer & Co. Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference in Boston.

Verizon and Google this week announced a proposal for so- called net-neutrality rules that would restrict Internet-service providers from selectively slowing content that travels over their wires. The proposal, described in blog posts and a conference call with Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, wouldnt apply to those limits to Web use on mobile devices.

Google and Verizon said the mobile-Internet market is different from the wireline market because its more competitive and changing rapidly. Some groups, such as the Washington-based non-profit Free Press, said the approach would let Verizon and other carriers discriminate against certain traffic, possibly favoring their own services.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-11/at-t-wireless-...



What! Another giant communications corporation endorses killing net neutrality?

I did not see that coming.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:39 PM
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1. There's Nothing Reasonable About It At All
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:43 PM
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2. so sez the other crooked telephone company.
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:45 PM
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3. Then it's obviously not.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:49 PM
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4. Well honestly there should be free source internet databases for searching
Would you allow a corporation, or any group to control something like how and what information could be found?

By letting corporations have conrol over search engines, really people give the oppurtunity for a level of propaganda that is not free information.

Although it is up to debate weather that is done, without a monitored search engine, it would be hard to tell.


Then again it would take about a week to design many ways to create multiple webs and such for social control, so the web backbones should be open to citizen review also.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:52 PM
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5. FCC commissioner email addys - let's nip this bullshit in the bud.
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:57 PM
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6. I'd guess it's already a forgone conclusion. The only thing lacking is Obama's signature. eom
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:13 PM
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8. Not until next year, and will require legislation
(according to the article).
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:00 PM
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7. What the fuck would one expect from another collusive corporation who plans
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 02:07 PM by LaPera
to do the exact same thing....

It's only a matter of time before they say well look it's working for "wireless & mobile" why can't we control all the internet "land lines' home based internet service for profit as well?

Then we'll evolve to republican corporations owning and controlling information on the Internet - just as the republican corporations now control corporate media It didn't start out like that, it was for the people and innocently evolved by changing laws through corporate dollars and paid off law makers & republicans like Reagan who changed laws for republican corporate benefit and propaganda....Google is helping Verizon & AT&T get their foot in the door for complete and total corporate control as the years go by...

It always starts off innocently to let down our guard....then inevitably the control of progressive information followed by feeding the masses only their propaganda!
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:42 PM
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9. I am really surprised at this!
:sarcasm:
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:rofl:
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:49 PM
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10. And it's happening in Obama's admin.
There's change I can't believe in!

F'ing POS

-p
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