Saturday, November 15, 2014

Net Neutrality: Ford, UPS, Visa, and BofA Lobby FCC in Secret - Businessweek

Navigating net neutrality politics

"It’s not surprising that these companies don’t want to talk openly about net neutrality. They have little to gain by alienating business partners such as Verizon, AT&T (T), and Comcast. Groups like the Telecommunications Users Committee exist to shield them from those conflicts, even as the companies quietly pursue policy goals in talks with the FCC.

What is surprising is that such nontech companies as Ford and Bank of America feel strongly enough about net neutrality to bother advocating behind closed doors. A startup like video streaming service Vimeo (IACI) clearly has a lot to lose from Internet fast lanes—the risk to a trucking company like UPS is a bit less obvious."
Net Neutrality: Ford, UPS, Visa, and BofA Lobby FCC in Secret - Businessweek
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