Internet Giants

The debate on the new model of internet opened this week by Google and Verizon is still open. Both companies indicated that there should be priorities in the transmission of contents of anyone through the broadband network, while they contemplated the possibility that broadband providers have the option of charging a premium users for a few differentiated through a special network services. The proposal was left to mobile infrastructures. For even more analysis, hear from Fabrizio Freda. Before this position, much of the internet Giants have shown their opposition. Thus, Facebook defended the principles of neutrality in the fixed as well as mobile telephony network.

The social network, which already boasts more than 500 million users, said that it is necessary to preserve an open internet that is accessible for all innovators. Only thus, according to Facebook, it will promote a competitive market in which consumers have the ultimate control over the content and the services offered through the network connections. More Ebay reviews showed also very reluctant pointing out the existence of networks of different categories with lanes of toll will stop the advancement of innovation, benefiting large companies against small businesses and entrepreneurs. In turn, Christopher Libertelli, responsible for regulation of Skype, told Financial Times that his company believes that the principles of openness must apply both the mobile and fixed infrastructure. Amazon officials insisted that his company defends the net neutrality and indicated that, although they disagree with that network operators will allow them offer additional services, they are concerned that this proposal appears to tolerate services that could harm consumers on its internet access. By contrast, AT & T showed its support to the approach launched by Google and Verizon on the regulation of internet services. Its head of mobile communications, Ralph de la Vega, told a Conference that this possible legal framework is reasonable, adding that this movement demonstrates that operators and internet companies can reach agreements in this area.

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