by Mike Masnick
Fri, Jan 15th 2010 12:42pm
It's no secret that a lot of the network neutrality debate has been positioned as pitting online companies -- such as Google -- against infrastructure companies -- such as the telcos. That's a bit of an unfair characterization, because there are lots of issues at play when it comes to network neutrality, but it's getting a lot of attention that Google and Verizon filed a joint statement to the FCC about net neutrality. Of course, despite the PR value of this, I wouldn't read too much into it. The letter itself (pdf) lays out their "common ground" in incredibly broad and vague language that is borderline meaningless at times. And, of course, at the same time both companies filed their own separate statements in which they disagree heavily (Verizon even calls out Google by name). By way of comparison:
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