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Reactions To Google, Verizon Proposal For 'Open Internet'

Huffington Post     First Posted: 08/09/10 04:20 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:20 PM ET

Following reports that the two companies were finalizing a deal that could upend net neutrality and bring about "the end of the Internet as we know it," Google and Verizon announced a seven point policy proposal they say is aimed at preserving an "open internet."

"It is imperative that we find ways to protect the future openness of the Internet and encourage the rapid deployment of broadband," Verizon and Google said in a blog post titled "A Joint Policy Proposal for an Open Internet."

But what does the Google-Verizon proposal really mean for the future of information online? Will it kill net neutrality--or save it? We've compiled early reactions to the joint framework. What do you think? Read their plan here, then weigh in below.

ATT Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega
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Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, had positive things to say about the proposal, Yahoo writes:
On Wednesday, company executive Ralph de la Vega told analysts "it's a positive sign that shows that those two companies can agree on something as different as Net neutrality." He called it a right step forward.
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