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Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers

Google and Verizon Near Deal on Web Pay Tiers --End of net neutrality could see continually rising bills for Internet service, much as they have for cable television. 04 Aug 2010 Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege. Such an agreement could overthrow a once-sacred tenet of Internet policy known as net neutrality, in which no form of content is favored over another. In its place, consumers could soon see a new, tiered system, which, like cable television, imposes higher costs for premium levels of service.