This is going to be one of my shortest blogs to date. I am a little pissed right now. Google said that they were for Net Neutrality...now they say they are not...why? Because they made a backdoor deal with Verizon that would allow them to pay more to Verizon for their Internet content to get to their users faster by buying up bandwidth. I told you in my Net Neutrality piece that if we lost it(Net Neutrality) this is what would happen. It is happening just as I(and many others) said it would and soon you'll have to pay more for the Internet and more for the content you wish to see, because the telcom companies are going to be putting restrictions on their bandwidth and if a company cannot pay for the bandwidth - to bad - so sad. Read the article here.
Google makes deal with Verizon << clicky
Say goodbye to some of your favorite websites. Say goodbye to some of your favorite MMORPG's. If the FCC doesn't grow a pair soon and shut this kind of corporate control down the Internet as you and I know it will no longer exist. It will be slower and more restrictive than ever before.
EDIT: Another Article <<<< clicky
Googles stance on the Internet and Net Neutrality from 2006: "Today the Internet is an information highway where anybody - no matter how large or small, how traditional or unconventional - has equal access. But the phone and cable monopolies, who control almost all Internet access, want the power to choose who gets access to high-speed lanes and whose content gets seen first and fastest. They want to build a two-tiered system and block the on-ramps for those who can't pay."
That was then...back in 2006. They have done a 180 and I for one will no longer support Google. I, from this day forward will boycott all Google products and services, and urge as many others as I can to do the same. If you are using a Google Tool Bar - please uninstall and in the questionaire that follows when they ask why you are uninstalling it - tell them you will no longer support a company that would help kill Net Neutrality.
Here is an article on then president-elect Obama stood on Net Neutrality, and how he vowed to have laws passed to protect it - can we say another broken promise and total fail.
I am telling you. If the US government doesn't stop this from occurring...you, I, and everyone else is going to be paying a lot more, and get less, and the Internet as we know it will be no more.
UPDATE! FCC Abandons Efforts for Net Neutrality <<< clicky