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Google and Verizon Wireless Find Common Ground on Net Neutrality

In a joint statement released today by Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, and Lowell McAdam, President and CEO of Verizon Wireless, the two companies have expressed their support for making existing 'net neutrality' principles enforceable. The joint statement was published as a blog post late Wednesday on both Google and Verizon policy blogs which starts off with the following paragraph:

"Verizon and Google might seem unlikely bedfellows in the current debate around network neutrality, or an open Internet. And while it's true we do disagree quite strongly about certain aspects of government policy in this area — such as whether mobile networks should even be part of the discussion — there are many issues on which we agree. For starters we both think it's essential that the Internet remains an unrestricted and open platform — where people can access any content (so long as it's legal), as well as the services and applications of their choice."

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