The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“The effort to achieve an open and non-discriminatory Internet is alive and well in Washington, despite the unfortunate reporting of this morning’s Wall Street Journal. We in the public interest community are pleased to be working closely with our friends in industry, and those friends include Google.
“The practices described in the article, known as ‘caching,’ are commonplace and have been for many years. Caching in no way is a part of the Net Neutrality issue of preventing discrimination by telephone and cable companies. The anonymous cable executive quoted in the story should know better than to conflate a story about irrelevant issues and old news into a story for a prominent publication.”
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