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Verizon, Google Propose Web Traffic Rules : NPR

August 10

“Our proposal would establish a new and enforceable prohibition against discrimination in wireline Internet services.”

He’s talking about what’s called net neutrality — making sure all applications and all users are treated equally, without the companies that sell us access blocking or slowing down content. But Schmidt specifically said wireline, not wireless — which would mean smart phones, for example. Unlike your desktop, those have restrictions on which applications you can use. That worries Vaidhyanathan.

“As we shift more and more of our use to these smaller mobile devices, we want to make sure the next YouTube and the next Skype can arise in the new environment.”

via Verizon, Google Propose Web Traffic Rules : NPR.

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