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Friday, June 18, 2010

Move to regulate internet favored by Google will test their lobbying power

6/18: "The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday took its first formal step towards the adoption of new regulations for the broadband industry, setting the stage for what could become one of the

...Democrats at the FCC on Thursday agreed to begin formal consideration to adopt new rules for high- speed internet companies such as AT&T and Comcast, which have until now operated virtually free of the FCC’s oversight. Technically, the FCC’s majority passed a motion to “open for comment” new broadband rules, the first step to passing the rules.

but have less experience in Washington than the communications industry.

AT&T...said it supported handing the issue to Congress, a prospect “far less risky to jobs and investment than the FCC’s current path”."...

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