Somehow I missed this one – while everyone and their dogs (yours truly included) seemed to welcome the Google Public Policy Blog, Verizon has been doing it for much longer. Google, of course, say that they’re “seeking to do public policy advocacy in a Googley way”, although I don’t see a huge difference between the Google Public Policy Blog and the Verizon effort (other than the fact that the Verizon lobbying position is a little different!)

Approval of Verizon’s blogging and transparency (though if only we could get them to stop throwing cash at politicians…12m a year and here’s a list) does not, of course, suggest approval of their views 😉