At Tech Daily Dose, Eliza Krigman surveys the terrain after Rep. Waxman’s net neutrality bill failed to gain traction:
With the collapse of efforts to forge a House network neutrality bill Wednesday and Congress in recess until after the election, stakeholders are working hard to spin the outcome in terms that favor their position. The legislation at hand would have codified some principles aiming to protect the openness of the Internet.
Much of the rhetorical battle will come down to interpretation of the House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman’s statement conceding his inability to gain bipartisan support for the measure and thus, move forward.
Later in the article, Krigman quotes our own David Sutphen:
“The Waxman bill shows that a compromise to create jobs, preserve investment and protect consumers is a realistic goal,” IIA co-chairman David Sutphen said. “Forging ahead with Title II reclassification is an unnecessary answer to a complex debate that has been unfolding for months.”