What is the deal with this company. Check out the comments coming out of Verizon.
“A Verizon Communications Inc. executive yesterday accused Google Inc. of freeloading for gaining access to people’s homes using a network of lines and cables the phone company spent billions of dollars to build. The comments by John Thorne, a Verizon senior vice president and deputy general counsel, came as lawmakers prepared to debate legislation that could let phone and cable companies charge Internet firms additional fees for using their high-speed lines.”
Whats this all about well Verizon wants to charge Google a tool. Hey Verizon let me break it down for you..
1. Verizon Customers Pay for Internet Access
2. Verizon Customers go to Google Pages
3. Verizon has been given Billons in subsidies to build a Public Infrastructure. (Look at your Phone Bill)
4. Verizon wants to double dip and Charge Google for content that their customers have paid for.
Verizon is going to do everything to make sure that they maintain control of their monopoly on telecommunications and data lines. But I tell you what Verizon why don’t you pay me for the pleasure of allowing your customers access to my website. Simply a bunch of blathering greedy suits. [Washington Post]