Google's staff representatives in Washington, D.C., are famously mild-mannered. But they showed a flash of steel on Thursday in a response to an incendiary article written by a political adversary paid by AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and other communications companies.
The article in question was written by Scott Cleland, who alleged that Google is not paying its "fair share of the Internet's cost." He calculated that it uses 16.5 percent of all consumer Internet traffic this year yet pays only a fraction of that in bandwidth costs.
Cleland's anti-Net neutrality group, NetCompetition.… Read more