Comments on: Net neutrality is really just a fight over money Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jones22 Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:13:04 +0000 I agree. It is just a fight over money. Google pretends to care about net neutrality while it reads your gmail messages and drives down your street with Street View Wi-Fi collecting your private messages.

I disagree with your idea that Google would want to buy Verizon; “They could take matters into their own hands by, say, buying one of the Pipes or sharing more of their revenue with them.”

As greedy as Apple and Google are, there’s no way that they would foot the bill for maintaining or building out the infrastructure needed to expand their networks. Maybe if Verizon declared bankruptcy either Apple or Google would come in and pretend to be a “white knight” while they strip the company bare, layoff all non-essentials, and run the company into the ground as a cash cow until the government stepped in to protect the public from these pirates.

By: The1eyedman Sat, 14 Aug 2010 05:06:12 +0000 Net neutrality is really just a fight over money.
Alas the coinage of the realm does have a habit of rearing its ugly head, in all things commercial.
It may be worth noting that the pipes are usually being paid at least twice per month, once for phone service and a second time for TV and internet services.
The Swipes however are usually only paid by the advertisers’!
A while back, for worldwide radio reception you could purchase a short wave radio and listen to any and every broadcast for free.
So why when these companies, have succeeded in sewing up the ‘www,’ must we now be expected to pay more for a free service?