When Barack Obama was elected President last fall, it seemed like Net neutrality would be one of the hot topics of 2009. To date, that hasn't happened, though there have been other things going on in Washington, D.C., that are keeping the telecom industry matter on the back burner (We don't even have a new FCC Chairman yet).
While Net neutrality hasn't come up, and it's still not clear if or how Net neutrality legislation might develop, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg reminded the Washington Post that Verizon still doesn't want to go to there (Yes, that's what qualifies as news this week). Sounding vaguely like an East Coast rapper, Seidenberg referred to how the "West Coast crowd" (that would be mainly Google) wants companies like Verizon to have a unfair cost burden as they build and manage the networks supporting the Internet.
- The Washington Post has this report
Verizon has argued that Net neutrality would conflict with its engineering needs