Verizon: Pay Attention To What We Do, Not What We Say
from the hypothetical,-huh? dept
The network neutrality issue continues to get a lot of attention, with both sides talking around the issue rather than addressing the real issue (the lack of competition). The latest is that a VP from Verizon is claiming that the idea that Verizon would discriminate with its service is entirely hypothetical. That's true... except for the fact that just a few months ago this guy's boss made it clear that he wanted Google to pay Verizon for using its pipes. So, while it's true that Verizon might not be discriminating right now, the company has publicly made it clear that it would like to. To then say it's "hypotethetical" seems a bit misleading. That's not to say net neutrality legislation would help the situation, but for the telcos to be claiming that there's no problem at all is to ignore all the public statements the telco execs made over the last few months.