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Photos: Notebaert on Net neutrality

At the VON conference, Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert advocates selling enhanced network services to companies willing pay for them.

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Topic: Networking
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Notebaert

Richard Notebaert, chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications, addressed attendees at the Voice on the Net conference in the San Jose Convention Center on Wednesday. During his keynote address, Notebaert for the first time publicly gave his views on the Net neutrality debate. He sided with fellow phone company CEOs Ed Whitacre of AT&T and Ivan Seidenberg of Verizon Communications in their belief that phone companies and cable operators should not be prohibited from giving preferential treatment on their networks to content providers willing to pay for it.

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Pulver

Jeff Pulver, co-founder of Vonage and CEO of Pulver.com, the company putting on the VON conference in San Jose this week, doesn't share Notebaert's views on Net neutrality. He said he believes network owners should not be allowed to play favorites on their networks or act as gatekeepers, charging different rates for different levels of service.

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