Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, net neutrality, regulation
Another round of talks on telecom regulation and net neutrality kicked off with the implicit sponsorship of the Information Technology Industry Council. This session includes a broader group of companies (including Cisco as well as ITI members), but the FCC is not a party to the sessions.
We’re not sure whether this is an attempt to come up with a broader-based consensus on net neutrality than the previous Verizon/Google pact provided. Perhaps they believe that would make it look less like a conspiracy, but we think it will only create what looks like a bigger one. The problem is that no industry recommendation is going to placate the public-policy supporters of net neutrality, and there’s no real pressure on the FCC to go along.