E Week/Google Phone

“Tense Times for Web Phone Apps” eWeek, Oct. 4, 2009. Larry’s blog on Net Neutrality was quoted in this article by Clint Boulton on AT&T’s objections to Google Phone’s non-carrier behavior. “In that issue, I’ve already written that I don’t think Google Voice should get a free pass, and it turns out I’m not the only one who feels this way. Larry Downes, a fellow at the Stanford Law School Center of Internet and Society, wrote in his blog: ‘There’s a simple solution to all this, one that might make a rational conversation about net neutrality possible. And that is to eliminate the distinction between common carriers and everyone else. Hold everyone to the same rules regardless of what information they are transporting–whether voice, video, television, data. Because regardless of who’s doing what, these days it’s all bits.'”