Google Is The Big Loser In AT and T, BellSouth Deal

Lost in all the hooplah surrounding the impeding buyout of BellSouth by AT&T is this simple fact: Google and other Web sites are the big losers, because the new Telco behemoth will force sites to pay extortion fees if they want adequate bandwidth.

Both AT&T and BellSouth have said that they plan to charge sites like Google extra fees if those sites want enough bandwidth to serve their customers.

Up until now the only things Google and other sites have to protect them are competition and federal law. Networking Pipeline | Blog | Google Is The Big Loser In AT&T-BellSouth Deal

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 8th March 2006 7:48AM