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Execs discuss Net access, privacy issues (Denver Post) Thu Aug 24, 2006 at 09:57:02

Qwest and other telecoms resist calls to ban deals giving certain websites better speeds and access to customers.

Andy Vuong reports:

"Aspen - Leaders from the country's largest telecommunications and online companies on Tuesday hotly contested an issue that could shape the future of the Internet - "network neutrality."

"Qwest chief executive Richard Notebaert weighed in on the topic - involving networks' treatment of Internet traffic - during the Progress & Freedom Foundation's annual Aspen Summit. ...

"Web companies such as Google and eBay are pushing Congress to enact regulations that would require network operators to give equal treatment to all traffic on their networks.

"They fear that network operators such as phone and cable companies will offer faster speeds and better access to content and applications from companies that have financial deals with the operators. "

The entire report is available at DenverPost.com.