Sgt_Kickaxe - 9:35 am on Aug 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google and Verizon assume one thing - they are the only search engine and internet provider on the planet. Not wise.
I'd be surprised to see Google or Verizon throttle any sites else they'd get throttled by consumers themselves.
I'm simply not going to have my content be held hostage unless I pay by either of these companies. If they push I'll shove a googlebot noindex tag just as quickly. This "deal" seems aimed at generating profit, not improving the net... not good.
edit: I love how the article starts out by saying Google and Verizon are two of the biggest content providers... last I checked they push OUR content and have next to none of their own.
and then there's this...
Consumer groups have objected to the private meetings, saying that too many stakeholders are being left out of discussions over the future of the Internet.
We'll soon see if Wall st pulls harder than consumer groups. More money for themselves at user expense vs a better internet.