Google Shows Three Fingers To BellSouth, Says Read Between The Lines
from the you-tell-em dept
As the hot air continues to come out of the telcos regarding their plans to make internet companies pay up to use “their pipes”, Google says they can forget about getting it to pay the protection fees. “Google is not discussing sharing of the costs of broadband networks with any carrier. We believe consumers are already paying to support broadband access to the Internet through subscription fees and, as a result, consumers should have the freedom to use this connection without limitations,” someone from the company told a Networking Pipeline reporter. Just yesterday, Jeff Pulver said Google should publicly and vocally say they won’t pay, and while it’s doubtful the statement is in response, it’s nice to see Google saying they won’t play ball. BellSouth and the other companies still don’t seem to grasp that it’s these internet companies they’re trying to fleece that make people want their connections. Cut off that access, and they’re going to cut off a lot of customers, too.