Google and Verizon: Net neutrality deal coming

Recently, news has it that Google and Verizon may be joining together to charge some Internet content providers more than others in exchange for priority data transfer speeds. At the present time, the news has no confirmed timescale when this will take place but it could be as early as next week. But if this information does come about, then this could change the way in which users have a certain level of Internet access and the way in which two users can connect to each other.

When reported by Samuel Axon at Mashable, this new level of “net neutrality” as it is known, could also be based upon expense issues according to some advocacy groups such as Free Press and Public Knowledge. Comments have been made from these groups stating that the “Internet should be available to all of us not just to Google and Verizon”.

At this stage, talk of this is still very closely guarded! The New York Times gave their views on this deal and said that “Its like Google-owned YouTube in theory paying Verizon additional fees, to ensure its videos are given priority when passing the various connections of the Internet to reach consumers”.

What are your thoughts on Google and Verizon joining forces? Will it benefit users or just make way for future problems? To read more about this check out Mashable