Indeed, while arguing that Google shouldn't have to pay broadband providers a Web toll, Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf told the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday that telecoms and cable operators should look to their own customers to recoup the costs of providing high-speed services.Head over to Information Week to learn more.
"These companies can charge their own customers whatever they want, in order to make back their investments," Cerf, who works for Google, said in his prepared statement to the panel, which is hearing testimony on the debate. "Trying to extract additional fees from Web-based companies -- who are not in any way 'customers' of the provider -- would constitute a form of 'double recovery.'
Cerf: Internet may get more expensive
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 08 2006 @ 17:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck