SBC CEO Edward Whitacre is tired of giving Google a free ride. Via IP Democracy, "Now what they would like to do is use my pipes free, but I ain't going to let them do that...The Internet can't be free in that sense, because we and the cable companies have made an investment and for a Google or Yahoo! (YHOO ) or Vonage or anybody to expect to use these pipes [for] free is nuts!" Wow, free internet? I'd like to get in on that action. Those phone companies are clever, charging customers on both ends to be connected, and then charging extra to use that connection. That's desperate logic. What caught my attention though was the word ain't, which leads me to believe Whitacre's Good Old Boy Network is doing better than his communications network. Vonage service is mediocre, but I'm happy to not be an SBC customer.