Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up

Addressing attendees at the Voice on the Net conference at the San Jose Convention Center on Wednesday, Richard Notebaert, CEO of Qwest Communications, also said that he opposes blocking traffic on his company’s network. But for the first time publicly he said he believes that network operators should have the option to charge content providers, such as Google or Amazon, higher rates for providing premium service over the Qwest network.

Speculation over phone companies developing a tiered Internet system that would require content companies to pay more for their access has become a hot-button issue in the tech industry, pitting companies such as Google, Yahoo and Amazon against the big phone companies and equipment makers.

Marguerite Reardon. Qwest CEO Supports Tiered Internet. March 15, 2006.

See also:

Marguerite Reardon. Debate Heats Up Over Net Neutrality. March 15, 2006.

Declan McCullagh & Anne Broache. Senator: Net Neutrality May Not Happen. March 14, 2006.

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Written by sesomedia

03/17/2006 at 08:45

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