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NYT: Google & Verizon May Reach Deal that Threatens Net Neutrality

NYT: Google & Verizon May Reach Deal that Threatens Net Neutrality

In a move that would threaten the long held standard of Internet access, Google and Verizon may soon reach a deal that would allow Google to pay extra to have its content delivered to users faster than other content. The deal would threaten the unspoken, but admittedly shaky, standard of net neutrality, which gives all content delivered to Internet users equal priority. The complete report from The New York Times‘ Edward Wyatt is here.

Earlier this year, Georgia Sugimura and Kristin Armfield’s SXSW documentary “Barbershop Punk” explored a case where Comcast was found to be disrupting network neutrality, disrupting transmissions the cable company thought was illegal fire-sharing.

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