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Alleged Verizon-Google Deal: Who's Saying What

Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/05/10 02:42 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

Are Verizon and Google near a deal to put pay tiers on the web? Have they even been negotiating a deal? Could the two companies' (alleged) agreement kill net neutrality?

These are just a few of the questions raised by reports from the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets that Google and Verizon are close to an agreement that could have major repercussions for how information travels over the Internet.

The companies and press have clashed over what's really going on. Here's a guide to what Google, Verizon, and others have to say about the reported negotiations between the two companies.

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A Google spokesperson said in an email to Computerworld, among other sites:
The NYT is quite simply wrong. We have not had any conversations with Verizon about paying for carriage of Google or YouTube traffic. We remain as committed as we always have been to an open Internet.

Google Public Policy issued a similar statement via Twitter.
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