Google and Verizon provide a proposal for “open Internet”.

Google and Verizon provide a proposal for “open Internet”.

Update: Please take a look at our in-depth assessment in Michael Klurfeld’s post.

While we’re still listening in on the conference call for details, Google and Verizon have just posted their collaborative proposal for an open Internet.

It’s certainly worth a read, and we’ll give you our take as we find out more. Click on the title to read the entry from the Google Public Policy Blog.

Points of interest from the call:

  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg spent time addressing the concerns that were raised via the New York Times article late last week. Schmidt, sounding slightly annoyed, addressed the article’s accusations as “false, misleading and not correct”.
  • The policy has been forwarded to the FCC. The FCC has agreed to “review and comment” on the policy when the timing allows.
  • Google services (YouTube, Docs, Gmail) will always stay on the public Internet.
  • Google will never allow prioritizing of services on the public Internet.
  • Verizon and Google recognize a dependency on each other in order to move forward with products and services.
  • The policy is an operating procedure between the two companies that both companies mutually hope will be taken into consideration by the FCC.

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