Google says no to double Internet fees

Verizon has recently started to lobby for a law that would allow them, as well as other carriers, to get payment from content generators to use the Internet. This would, in practice, mean that they would get money from consumers and from producers of content.

Google has said, however, that is will against such measures: "Google is not discussing sharing of the costs of broadband networks with any carrier. We believe consumers are already paying to support broadband access to the Internet through subscription fees and, as a result, consumers should have the freedom to use this connection without limitations."

It is a good think that big Internet companies will not agree with this, because otherwise the costs would end up being passed to consumers, and the non-discrimatory routing system used in the Internet would be at risk.

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