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Google, Verizon propose Net neutrality framework | Signal Strength - CNET News
It is interesting to think about this epic battle in which superpowers tackle each other, and their ultimate goal, the reason they make war, is so that they can run us, own us. Man, I feel special. Someone needs me, almost!CEOs from Google and Verizon Communications on Monday announced a proposal to policymakers for keeping the Internet open.
The companies jointly suggested a legislative framework for consideration by lawmakers. The major breakthrough in the proposal is an agreement that the nondiscrimination clause that the Federal Communications Commission has proposed as part of its regulatory efforts would be enforceable.
"We agree that, in addition to these existing principles, there should be a new, enforceable prohibition against discriminatory practices," the proposal states. (See entire document embedded below.) "This means that for the first time, wireline broadband providers would not be able to discriminate against or prioritize lawful Internet content, applications, or services in a way that causes harm to users or competition."
In September last year, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed turning the commission's four principles of network openness into official regulation. And he suggested that the FCC add two more "principles" as part of these new rules.