Google and network neutrality

UPDATE: Google says that the WSJ doesn’t know what it is writing about and that this is about content caching, not network neutrality: Google Public Policy Blog: Net neutrality and the benefits of caching. If that’s the case, this is either really shoddy reporting or there’s something about “content caching” that is too similar to a real benefit in network access. If you’re an entity like Google, and you’re willing to pay ISPs around the world to put google content on cache servers all over the Internet, that amounts to a benefit that others without such pockets or agreements cannot get.
What say you?
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WSJ: Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web

Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers.

Quite different from what Vint Cerf said in late 2008:

Or in 2006: U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing on “Network Neutrality” February 7, 2006

Or in 2005 to Joe Barton & John Dingell: Vint Cerf speaks out on net neutrality

One comment on “Google and network neutrality
  1. Kevin Marks says:

    And quite different frem the truth of this as well, see:
    http://bit.ly/cache