AT&T war with Google heats up


The telcos don't think much of net neutrality. It lets companies like Google (GOOG) and its YouTube operation send massive amounts of data and video over the internet without it costing them more than it does a company that just sends text. Video fills up the "pipes" slowing the Web and forcing internet providers to eventually upgrade their systems.

Now AT&T (T) has what may up being a powerful complaint against Google which may get it some sympathy with the public and some attention from the federal government. The big telco says that Google Voice keeps consumers from calling some phone numbers. Google does say it blocks some conference calls which cost the search company extra money.