Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Google founder fights for Net neutrality! Quite right.

Google co-founder and President Sergey Brin met with US lawmakers yesterday to press for legislation that would prevent Internet access providers from charging Web sites more for faster content delivery.

And he raises a good point - for Internet leaders such as Google would not have a problem paying for higher Net access fees for faster speeds - but all the smaller sites that they link to would appear more slowly when clicked on and so greatly reduce the overall customer experience when searching.

Net neutrality really is a bad idea in the making. The US government should lead the world in this raging debate and push back the telco lobbyers and CEO's. The US stands for open markets and freedom of access and speech - time they stood up for Net neutrality.

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