August 17, 2006
Liz published this at 7:06 am
Net Neutrality Links
I’m adding this link to the Net Neutrality Page.
The free Wi-Fi network offered by Google in its hometown of Mountain View has gone live.But donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look for the search giant to go nation-wide with its broadband wireless agenda. The New York TimesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ John Markoff has this piece today noting that Google has said no to jumpstarting wireless competition to incumbent broadband providers beyond its deal with EarthLink to deliver wireless services in San Francisco.
Not that Google wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like to see a third broadband pipe into homes; it would make net neutrality a moot issue.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think there wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be a Net neutrality debate in this country if we really had a competitive environment for access,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Chris Sacca, a Google executive who heads special initiatives for the company. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Internet is not pervasive as it could be, or democratic.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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–ME “Liz” Strauss
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