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The Internet as we know it is facing a serious threat. There's a
debate heating up in Washington, DC on something called "net
neutrality" – and it's a debate that's so important Google is asking
you to get involved. We're asking you to take action to protect
Internet freedom.

In the next few days, the House of Representatives is going to vote on
a bill that would fundamentally alter the Internet. That bill, and one
that may come up for a key vote in the Senate in the next few weeks,
would give the big phone and cable companies the power to pick and
choose what you will be able to see and do on the Internet.

Today the Internet is an information highway where anybody – no matter
how large or small, how traditional or unconventional – has equal
access. But the phone and cable monopolies, who control almost all
Internet access, want the power to choose who gets access to
high-speed lanes and whose content gets seen first and fastest. They
want to build a two-tiered system and block the on-ramps for those who
can't pay.

Creativity, innovation and a free and open marketplace are all at
stake in this fight. Please call your representative (202-224-3121)
and let your voice be heard.

Thanks for your time, your concern and your support.

Eric Schmidt


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Re: From google : A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:

__/ [ Paul ] on Thursday 15 June 2006 04:25 \__

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In short: Google wants cheaper bandwidth (I only read the first paragraph).
It reaches out for the public because 'it cares'. Frankly, I think that
Brin, who actually travelled to the Senate, truly cares. He still possesses
some human emotions, unlike 'yacht folks'.

Best wishes,


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Re: From google : A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:

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In short, you want everyone pay bandwidth thrice?

User that pays to his/her ISP for bandwidth in/out.
Google that pays to their provider (or are you suggesting they get it free?)
for in/out.

+ then some extra?

Re: From google : A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:

__/ [ Wrm ] on Thursday 15 June 2006 07:23 \__

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I am just saying that Google folks are very much concerned for themselves,
_as well as_ the public. But the public is not their main concern. I believe
they are opportunists here. They might treat this as an open door to
publicity stunts.

But, hey, I loathe the shift away from Net neutrality as much as the next
guy. I just ain't American, so my voice won't count. It's a shame that Rice
/et al/ prevented the EU from taking/gaining partial control of the Web
infrastructure early this year (or, more probably, late last year). These
Verizon 'yacht people' are ruining it for the rest of the world.

Best wishes,


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Re: From google : A Note to Google Users on Net Neutrality:

On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 07:12:40 +0100, Roy Schestowitz

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It's what you have to do in a social system that's consumer-based. You
have to monetise everything and do so in such a manner that the
country of which you are a representative benefits the most. If you're
a senator, that's your job.


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