Google challenged to turn of Bell South!

The Bells are loosing ground and they are not happy about it. In return they want to start charging a two way toll on the net connected lines. First they charge Joe Customer for Internet access, second they want to charge companies like Google for driving so much traffic through their network lines. Seems Bill Smith, BellSouth’s CTO is on the warpath because they want to put up a toll booth.

Well a challenge has been put forth to Google CEO by Jeff Pulver I think his idea is brilliant this is what he suggest:

“Given the market power that Google has today, they are more relevant to the Internet community than BellSouth. Given that, if I were running Google today, I would choose to implement a BellSouth Boycott and stop offering access to Google to BellSouth customers and would start advertising Cox Cable service on any requests that came from BellSouth customers in their regions. I’m willing to wager that by Q3 2006, BellSouth’s DSL group will feel the effects of their grave error in judgment.”

These companies cannot continue to try and play king on the hill and try to have their cake and eat it to. Doesn’t work that way anymore. You either trim the fat and get competitive or the world will route around you. [Jeff Pulver]

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.