Internet compromise sought with U.S. FCC by AT&T, Google

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Google Inc., AT&T Inc., and Verizon Communications Inc. executives met behind closed doors over the weekend with Federal Communications Commission officials in efforts to resolve a dispute over U.S. Internet regulation.

The rare Saturday session reflected attempts to reach a compromise on net-neutrality rules that would govern how phone and cable companies providing Internet connections treat Web traffic such as Google’s YouTube videos and Skype Technologies SA’s free phone calls.

The companies and senior FCC aides have been holding the private meetings since June, according to disclosure statements on the agency’s website.

Full story: Internet Compromise Sought with U.S. FCC by AT&T, Google – Bloomberg