US Democrats Slam Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Deal

Four US lawmakers have appealed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to scrap the net neutrality plan proposed by Google and Verizon.

The politicians have claimed that the two companies should not be able to decide how a US citizen can access the internet.

In a letter sent to the FCC, Democratic members Jay Inslee of Washington, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Anna Eshoo of California and Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, maintained that while the US needed to set-up laws for net neutrality in the country, corporate CEOs should not have a say in this.

The members of the House of Representatives argued that companies would only use the proposed net neutrality laws to "carve up the Internet to suit its own purposes".

They have also appealed to the FCC to subject wireless broadband internet to the same laws it will impose on wired or fixed line broadband connections.

In a statement to PC World, Jay Inslee, said: “Net neutrality is not about imposing a new set of rules, net neutrality is about preserving the open Internet and empowering consumers and small businesses to bring the next generation of entrepreneurial drive to the World Wide Web.”