/>
X

Photos: Notebaert on Net neutrality

At the VON conference, Qwest CEO Richard Notebaert advocates selling enhanced network services to companies willing pay for them.
13015.jpg
1 of 2 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

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.

13016.jpg
2 of 2 Bill Detwiler/ZDNet

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.

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos
Incipio, Kate Spade, and Coach cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: hands-on
s22-ultra-incipio-coach-cases-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Incipio, Kate Spade, and Coach cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: hands-on

15 Photos
Casetify Impact Crush Galaxy S22 Ultra case hands-on: in pictures
casetify-s22-ultra-3.jpg

Related Galleries

Casetify Impact Crush Galaxy S22 Ultra case hands-on: in pictures

10 Photos