Network Neutrality: Why Net Firms Like Google Care

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Menlo Park, CA, June 8, 2006 (PodTech News) — Google’s co-founder and President Sergey Brin was in Washington Tuesday to push for stronger provisions on “network neutrality.” Internet companies like Google fear that without network neutrality rules, the telecommunications and cable companies will create a two-tiered network – a network in which web sites will have to pay for higher-speed content delivery. As the House plans to vote on a telecommunications bill this week, PodTech’s Catherine Girardeau went over to Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society to ask Associate Director Lauren Gelman’s opinion on the network neutrality debate.


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