Google Responds to Attacks

Rick Whitt has penned an explanation for the thinking behind the Google-Verizon Open Internet proposal on the Google Public Policy Blog, Facts about our network neutrality policy proposal:

Over the past few days there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding our announcement of a policy proposal on network neutrality we put together with Verizon. On balance, we believe this proposal represents real progress on what has become a very contentious issue, and we think it could help move the network neutrality debate forward constructively.

We don’t expect everyone to agree with every aspect of our proposal, but there has been a number of inaccuracies about it, and we do want to separate fact from fiction.

The reaction to the proposal has shone a light on what lurks in the darkest recesses of the Internet, of course. Here are some links from Techmeme:

BetaNews,, A VC, ReadWriteWeb, MediaPost,, The Register, Continuations, Telegraph, Ars Technica, Computerworld,, DSLreports, The Precursor Blog, Light Reading, Post Tech, GigaOM,, MediaMemo, Hillicon Valley, Epicenter, Financial Times, Ubergizmo, ZDNet, Gearlog and