A net neutrality regulation proposed by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is getting picked apart from many sides.
Verizon Wireless’ chief executive Daniel Mead met on Friday with Chairman Julius Genachowski his staff and argued that the broadband market doesn’t need new rules. A public interest group and a coalition representing tech giants Google and Skype also met with FCC officials Friday to urge that the rules apply equally to wireless and fixed-wire broadband networks and that they clearly state priority delivery of content won’t be tolerated.
The FCC’s net-neutrality proposal has garnered support from labor unions, Web founders like Craig Newmark of Craig’s list and some venture capitalists. And it’s received cautious support from carrier AT&T and Comcast.