If broadband providers such as AT&T and Verizon get their way and are able to charge more to carry unaffiliated content or guarantee connection speeds, look for Google to keep a close eye on them, so reports Reuters.
Google is just one of dozens of net companies hoping the government will take action to preserve what is being called “Net Neutrality”. Recent attempts to protect net neutrality were narrowly rejected and this has caused Google’s Vint Cerf to fire a warning-shot across the bow of broadband companies.
If the legislators … insist on neutrality, we will be happy. If they do not put it in, we will be less happy but then we will have to wait and see whether or not there actually is any abuse…If we are not successful in our arguments … then we will simply have to wait until something bad happens and then we will make known our case to the Department of Justice’s anti-trust division,” he said on Tuesday.