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August 12th, 2010 at 9:42 am

How The Google/Verizon Proposal Could Kill The Internet In 5 Years

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Will the internet crumble into a ball of flaming corporate manipulation and fee structures?
Earlier this week Google and Verizon pledged to uphold a set of network principles that could transform the internet into a husk of its former self. Let’s look down the barrel of the Googlezon* future…

Keep in mind that the two-page Googlezon proposal, which you can read here, isn’t law, though both companies have requested that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) turn it into a formal regulation. Even if it isn’t law, though, Googlezon has stated it will follow the proposal’s principles. And mostly those principles are harbingers of a dystopian media future.

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