More on net neutrality (or not)
The person close to the FCC talks, who is also familiar with the Google and Verizon discussions, said the proposal being drafted by the companies would prohibit phone and cable operators from giving special treatment to any traffic flowing over the public Internet.
But it would allow broadband providers to charge extra to route traffic from premium services such as Internet gaming, Web video and online health care over dedicated systems.
And it would not apply net-neutrality rules to wireless networks, which have more bandwidth constraints than landline systems.
Those two details have alarmed many public-interest groups, who are now accusing Google of selling out a cause it championed.