AT&T’s Neutrality Promise – The Fine Print

29 Dec ’06

Should we be surprised that, in the wake of the announcement of a net neutrality compromise to pave the way for approval of AT&T’s acquisition of Bell South, and the praise from all quarters that the deal has received, the ‘tropolis is the first to start poking around in the small print? First, this prescient fine print caution from Russell Shaw at ZDNet, and then the money post (credited to Dave Burstein) from Mike at Techdirt: there may well be a devil in the details. Update: Susan Crawford weighs in here.

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Rob Hyndman December 29, 2006 at 13:25

On the face of it, it looks credible. But the devil would be in the details. (sigh)

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Mathew Ingram December 29, 2006 at 12:19

Did you see this comment at TechDirt, Rob? Not sure how credible it is, but it argues AT&T won’t be able to pull the kind of switcheroo Mike is implying.

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