Groups Petition Google To Call Off Verizon 'Deal'


Free Press, and other groups said Monday they delivered
petitions from over 300,000 people to the offices of Google in D.C. protesting
an agreement on network neutrality principles struck by the two companies.

An e-mail about the special delivery came at about the same time
the top executives of both companies were outlining those principles to

The groups have been collecting the signatures since last
Thursday, when reports first surfaced of the agreement, which includes allowing
Verizon to create and charge for alternate delivery systems for broadband
content so long as they do not affect the public Internet.

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