Unfortunately for us, Harvard law school professor Lawrence Lessig does not describe how Google and Verizon are “unmaking” the Internet. It appears to me that both companies need the Internet today just as much as they did yesterday prior to announcing their framework.
When I look at the market for digital information, I see no harm to information consumers from an agreement between one broadband access provider and one, albeit very big, content provider.
On the contrary, if broadband access providers and content providers are not allowed to work out traffic priority solutions on their own, there will be a negative impact on consumers, especially minority consumers. The resulting higher prices that will be passed on to consumers will only make larger the digital divide.