Posted August 5, 2010 10:10 am by with 10 comments

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What a difference four years make in the Net Neutrality war.

June 7th 2006

Google believes that forcing people and companies to get permission from, and pay special fees to, the phone and cable companies to connect with one another online is fundamentally counter to the freedom and innovation that have defined the Internet.

August 4, 2010

Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege.

Oh Google, say it ain’t so!

Please tell us that this is just speculation. That you’ve not thrown away the principles that have been you foundation for the past 4 years. Announce that you have no intention of selling-out to save your own neck!

Someone needs to denounce this as a vicious rumor; and quickly before we start believing that you never did care about us netizens and that you’re no better than any other monolithic company that wants to rule the web.


Update: Google hears our plea and denounces the NYT article as a vicious rumor!