Bye-Bye Net Neutrality?

Saw this article in the WSJ today which talks about how Google (one of the big proponents of net neutrality) is striking deals with network providers!That’s quite a U-turn for Google.

Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

It will be interesting to see the approach of the Obama administration in this regard considering his pro-net neutrality stance prior to the election. For now, it certainly appears as though net neutrality is doomed.

“The Internet is perhaps the most open network in history, and we have to keep it that way,” he told Google employees a year ago at the company’s Mountain View, Calif., campus. “I will take a back seat to no one in my commitment to network neutrality.”

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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