Lobbying War Over the Internet Heats Up

December 10, 2010  |  

(Wall Street Journal) — Big phone and cable companies are outgunning Silicon Valley in last-minute lobbying to shape a pending Federal Communications Commission proposal to prevent Internet providers from interfering with web traffic.  The major broadband companies have opposed FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s efforts to give the government a stronger hand in regulating how web traffic is managed, and have warned that the FCC could discourage investment in broadband networks. But they’re now trying to make sure the rules that are enacted are as positive for their businesses as possible.

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