Okay. Here’s the skinny!
I have a blog, also called “News from the Front”, that is hosted on Google.
Today, I discovered that Google is in the process of stabbing us in the back on Net Neutrality. (Via, The New York Times.)
WASHINGTON — Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege.
The charges could be paid by companies, like YouTube, owned by Google, for example, to Verizon, one of the nation’s leading Internet service providers, to ensure that its content received priority as it made its way to consumers. The agreement could eventually lead to higher charges for Internet users.
Such an agreement could overthrow a once-sacred tenet of Internet policy known as net neutrality, in which no form of content is favored over another. In its place, consumers could soon see a new, tiered system, which, like cable television, imposes higher costs for premium levels of service.
Needless to say, this cheeses me off no end and I am voting with my feet.
I am in the process of trying to import my blog to WordPress.
This, as the title says, is a place holder. There will be more later.