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CU Statement on Verizon-Google Proposal

Verizon-Google Proposal for Web Traffic: Statement by Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America

August 9th, 2010; WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, and Consumer Federation of America today expressed serious concerns about a proposed arrangement by Verizon and Google to handle web traffic. Consumer groups have advocated for “net neutrality” rules to maintain an open Internet where consumers can choose web content and applications without restrictions imposed by their Internet service providers.
Here’s the complete press release on our sister site for telecommunications issues, Hear Us Now.