Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In Net Neutrality Push, Internet Giants on the Sidelines - NYTimes.com

Perplexing policy politics; also see The FCC weighs breaking with Obama over the future of the Internet (The Washington Post)
"Large Internet businesses have written a few letters to regulators in support of the issue and have participated in the back-channel lobbying effort, but they have not joined online protests, or otherwise moved to mobilize their users in favor of new rules.

Why not? They may be too big to bother with an issue that primarily affects the smallest Internet companies. And that is a shame.

The White House’s proposal is seen as the beginning of what could be a heated battle on net neutrality. Supporters are gearing up for a fierce fight at the F.C.C. and in the incoming majority-Republican Congress. In other words, it’s going to get ugly — and now, more than ever, reinforcements from tech giants would help the neutrality cause."
In Net Neutrality Push, Internet Giants on the Sidelines - NYTimes.com
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