A joint policy proposal for an open Internet

Aug 09, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Following concerns they were about to jettison net neutrality, Google and Verizon have done the opposite, coming out with a joint statement of seven principles that speaks largely in favour of an open and neutral internet, including this: "this new nondiscrimination principle includes a presumption against prioritization of Internet traffic - including paid prioritization. So, in addition to not blocking or degrading of Internet content and applications, wireline broadband providers also could not favor particular Internet traffic over other traffic." Awesome. Via Jay Hathaway. More from Mashable.
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