AT&T is trying to play a vicious game of “I know you are, but what am I” with Google, using the Federal Communications Commission as a name-calling playground. In a letter to the FCC, AT&T’s Robert Quinn called Google
one of the most noisome trumpeters of so-called “net neutrality” regulation
According to AT&T’s screed, Google is in violation of net neutrality rules because its Google Voice application blocks certain services it doesn’t like. One of the principles of net neutrality is that carriers and owners of networks shouldn’t discriminate against other services. Here’s the thing, though: Google isn’t a carrier or a network, and Google Voice is itself nothing but an application.
To read more, please see AT&T Accuses Google Of Violating Net Neutrality on my Technology Insights blog at BNET.