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