As my friend Drew quipped hyperbolically, “you can tell everyone you were there when the internet died.” What happened to all of the support for net neutrality? Even Lawrence Lessig has jumped ship.
“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. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers.”
Things are a bit less clear than the WSJ purports. Apparently the WSJs story is something of a fabrication, especially Larry Lessig’s views on net neutrality.
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