(UKDailyMail) – Technology giants Google and Verizon have today paved the way for a future ‘two-tier’ internet in which companies can pay extra to make sure their services get through.
In a joint statement the two firms called for a new, premium connection which would let internet service providers, such as Virgin, charge more for certain services over faster, higher-quality lines.
But critics have accused Google and Verizon of plotting to carve up the internet to suit big, established firms like themselves.
Google and Verizon both insisted that their plans would still ensure that all web service on the internet would be treated equally – so called net neutrality.
The new high bandwidth internet would remain separate from the normal public internet and would probably include services such as healthcare and 3D video and gaming, according to Verizon’s chief executive, Ivan Seidenberg. Full article here