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Verizon says Google and Microsoft should pay for bandwidth

VerizonApparently Verizon didn't realize when they got into the broadband Internet business that they were getting into, well, the broadband Internet business. TechWeb is reporting that Verizon, which charges its customers $38 per month, thinks that companies like Google and Microsoft whose apps use up that bandwidth should chip in, too. The Verizon rep quoted in the article says that content providers like Google and Microsoft ultimately need broadband networks to reach customers, but is apparently blind to the fact that without content providers like Google and Microsoft, there would be no demand for that bandwidth in the first place. Head over to TechWeb for the full, and much more neutral, article.

Tags: bandwidth, broadband, google, microsoft, verizon

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