Google’s message to ISPs: We won’t pay cyberextortion

ISPs are already ripping a new hole into every consumer’s pants by having one of the highest broadband costs in the world. The current solution to make more money? Prioritization of websites. If Google pays more money for bandwidth costs, then ISPs such as BellSouth would give them “priority” in load times.
Google’s response to this:

Google is not discussing sharing of the costs of broadband networks with any carrier. We believe consumers are already paying to support broadband access to the Internet through subscription fees and, as a result, consumers should have the freedom to use this connection without limitations.

Google lays the smack down on Verizon and BellSouth, by standing on the side of consumers. Thank you, Google.
Via NetworkingPipeline

  • Is BellSouth seriiously considering this? It would be the death knell for their Internet business.

  • Is BellSouth seriiously considering this? It would be the death knell for their Internet business.

  • According to everything their new business development VP is stating… yeah. They’re trying to chase this down. I have NO clue why, but then again, it is BellSouth. Verizon isn’t making as big of a fuss on it, but I believe they’re in the wings waiting to see if they can cash in on BellSouth’s fuss.

  • darkmoon

    According to everything their new business development VP is stating… yeah. They’re trying to chase this down. I have NO clue why, but then again, it is BellSouth. Verizon isn’t making as big of a fuss on it, but I believe they’re in the wings waiting to see if they can cash in on BellSouth’s fuss.