Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:10 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
UPDATE: Facebook has taken an opposite position from Google and stated it did not support the proposal. Facebook suggests it's a move to begin chipping away at the "openness" of the internet.
~ Facebook was founded on and flourished in an open internet.
AT&T on the other hand states that the proposed plan is a "reasonable framework".
~ AT&T stands to profit from the proposed plan.
Most are avoiding the fray, for now, but some are denouncing it for what it is.
media mogul Barry Diller called the proposal a sham
The early reaction to the proposal is mostly negative. source (and interesting read): [finance.yahoo.com...]
The silence of big media companies like Comcast and the News Corporation on the issue has been noticeable. Media companies’ traditional business models have been about controlled pathways to the customer, and they may see benefits in restoring some of that control.
Mr. Diller asserted that the Google-Verizon proposal “doesn’t preserve ‘net neutrality,’ full stop, or anything like it.” Asked if other media executives were staying quiet because they stand to gain from a less open Internet, he said simply, “Yes.”