Google: Net Neutrality is for the Little People...
So, while you were out cheering Google for defending the little guy, and for not being evil, Google was, under cover o' politics, trying to get premium pipelines in order to deliver your user-generated (or a digest version of it) content to people who search, and charge a toll for it along the way.
Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers.
One major cable operator in talks with Google says it has been reluctant so far to strike a deal because of concern it might violate Federal Communications Commission guidelines on network neutrality.
"If we did this, Washington would be on fire," says one executive at the cable company who is familiar with the talks, referring to the likely reaction of regulators and lawmakers.
In other words, Google's the same as everyone else, except for that "not evil" smokescreen.