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WaltFrench

join:2010-08-07
Oakland, CA

Karl, I know you had a lot of ground to cover...;

Perhaps the most blatant lie is the notion that we ALREADY HAVE a reasonably net-neutral environment. But in fact, wireless access today does not even meet the CarterPhone standard that broke down AT&T's landline monopoly.

Best example I can cough up: Verizon and AT&T, the dominant wireless carriers, forbid users from tethering other equipment to their company-provided equipment. Rather than define the AMOUNT of data you use, they arbitrarily restrict the EQUIPMENT that you can attach, and the TYPE OF USE you can make. That's two of Google's 2007 4 Freedoms, totally steamrollered today, and obviously not restricted under the Verizoogle proposal.