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Facebook comes out against Google-Verizon net neutrality policy

Meanwhile telco AT&T calls it a "reasonable framework"
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Facebook has criticised the joint proposal on net neutrality suggested by Google and Verizon earlier this week.

Google and Verizon are hoping that the joint policy proposal will be picked up by American lawmakers and become something of a standard regarding where and when Internet traffic may be prioritised by an Internet service provider.

In a statement to Information Week, Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said: "Facebook continues to support principles of net neutrality for both landline and wireless networks." 

"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," added Noyes.

The framework has seen as being reasonable for the wired Internet but it has been widely criticised for not including wireless services, leaving the door open for mobile service providers like Verizon to decide which type of traffic works best on their network. Perhaps unsurprisingly, fellow mobile telecoms provider AT&T called the proposal a "reasonable framework."

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