Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Report: Google Building ‘Fast Lane’ With ISPs

Google is seeking to place content distribution servers within the networks of major ISPs, creating a “fast lane” for its content, according to the Wall Street Journal. The arrangement could allow Google to use less bandwidth to serve its content, but the Journal questioned whether the move would be at odds with Google’s public support for Net neutrality.

Google has responded with a blog post asserting that Google’s edge caching is consistent with network neutrality and current practices of content network providers like Akamai and Limelight.

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