Yarmouth Port, MA
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Re: Android is multi-vendor and multi-carrier tool
said by Linklist:But you must either refer to this as Verizon+Google as a separate joint policy position differing from the actual preferred positions of the separate companies -- or -- you must believe that Verizon has it's hand up Google's puppet butt. I tend to believe the first, optimist that I am. I, however, see the result of the latter.
Trying to claim that Android is the glue that turns Google & Verizon in to some illegal cartel is straining credulity.
It's -not- in Google's best interest to make fast lanes on wireless because Google would then have to pay the extra toll. For what? Google versus who else now or in the future? Google doesn't possibly believe that it's lost it's ability to get and maintain a #1 position among net destinations and must resort to blocking or degrading others to keep it. So Google must simply not believe the wireless position suggested by the joint position.
The guys with nothing to lose here are Verizon. Either way, they're carrying the traffic. They've got the regulatory axe to grind. Why not try to make someone else be its puppet?
I'm just surprised that Google fell for it.
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