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Karl Bode
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reply to FFH5

Re: Android is multi-vendor and multi-carrier tool

Trying to claim that Android is the glue that turns Google & Verizon in to some illegal cartel is straining credulity.
Nobody said this, or even used the phrase "illegal cartel," except you. Trying to ensure no neutrality rules apply to wireless is very clearly about protecting future Android revenues, and sure -- Android's on multiple carriers -- and AT&T also doesn't want any neutrality rules applied to wireless.
But what they do have in common is a desire to limit an overreaching government in order to protect an Internet that has and will do better without government intervention.
Yes, my free marketeer friend, we've heard this song before. Except that companies like Verizon literally write many of our telecom laws to protect their monopoly and duopoly status, so this "government is inherently dysfunctional" while "industry simply wants no regulation" meme is not only dead wrong, it's tired.


FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by Karl Bode:

Trying to claim that Android is the glue that turns Google & Verizon in to some illegal cartel is straining credulity.
Nobody said this, or even used the phrase "illegal cartel," except you.
Of course you IMPLIED it by using the title "Verizoogle" and don't deny that was what you meant.
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Are you happy with your rep in Washington, DC?


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:44
That makes completely no sense.