Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122929270127905065.html?mod=rss_Page_One
     
  2. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Google responds

    http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2008/12/net-neutrality-and-benefits-of-caching.html
     
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    Enjoy
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    ^^ Agreed, this doesn't sound like it's really a violation of the spirit or the letter of net neutrality policies. However, that is a somewhat different matter from saying it is harmless.

    What happens with Google in the future will be very interesting... at its current rate, it is very, very rapidly becoming too integral to the world and too integral to the internet to remain simply a publicly traded and relatively unregulated company. At the same time, Google is probably the first company to simultaneously weave itself into how so much of the developed and developing world work, as opposed to simply weaving itself into one country or a few countries in this fashion.

    If Google continues for even a decade down the path they're taking, the benefits for the public will be immense, but the risk will become catastrophic in magnitude.
     
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    lol it's a plain white page with like 5 links and a search bar. Maybe if they took out a link...
     
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