Facebook Slams Google-Verizon Net Neutrality Deal

Facebook has criticised the Google-Verizon pact on Net neutrality, as other disappointed business leaders in Silicon Valley begin to respond to the deal.

The social networking giant, one of the members of Open Internet Coalition group with Google, has said that it is not stand in favour of the pact signed between Google and Verizon, tech news site Information Week has reported.

In a statement emphasising that the social networking company supports the principals of net neutrality for both landline and wireless broadband connections, Andrew Noyes, spokesman for Facebook, said: “Preserving an open Internet that is accessible to innovators -- regardless of their size or wealth -- will promote a vibrant and competitive marketplace where consumers have ultimate control over the content and services delivered through their Internet connections.”

According to Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, the US is trailing behind other developed countries regarding Internet access, meaning that strict intervention by the government is required to improvise on web access.