Storm in a teacup time today, with an NYT report suggesting that Google and Verizon were secretly conspiring to bypass net neutrality, and then a flurry of denials from all involved. According to the original report, Google was negotiating with Verizon to enable so-called tiered service, which would see sites - such as YouTube - willing to pay for a fatter pipe being rewarded with better bandwidth. Google disagree; they told Gizmodo that "The NYT is quite simply wrong. We have not had any conversations with Verizon about paying for carriage of Google or YouTube traffic. We remain as committed as we always have been to an open Internet."