Net Neutrality Debate Gets Rough
A lot of good stuff coming out of Michigan... Here is a good summary of the latest in the net neutrality debate: Michigan Telephone, VoIP and Broadband blog: Another good, if discouraging summary of the net neutrality issue, plus telco attempts to influence the press? Within the post are some excellent excerpts from two articles:
David Utter in WebProNews --
Telecoms like Verizon and ATT have been pushing harder to get their dreams of a two-tiered Internet supported by Congress and content providers.
And in John Batelle's Searchblog --
According to sources that are very well informed inside the paper, SBC (now ATT after the merger) is quite upset with the way a Chronicle columnist has been covering the company. Now SBC is pretty much the top Old School corporation around here (the SF Giants ballpark is named after it, for example), and it spreads its advertising budget around like oxygen in an intensive care ward. I'm told that annually, SBC spends around $5 million with the Chronicle.
But recently, SBC has turned off the spigot. Seems Chronicle columnist David Lazarus pissed them off one time too many,
David Utter in particular has some amazing passages from a Verizon senior VP... Follow the links. Read the articles. Get ready for the debate that will determine the future of the Internet.