The Hill reports on the closed-door discussion between the FCC, Internet content providers, and ISPs earlier this week. At issue was the so-called nondiscrimination rule:
Providers have lobbied hard to fend off such a rule, which might make it difficult for them to charge Internet companies more to move certain content and applications (such as high band-width programs) over their networks.
The disclosure filing also indicates that stakeholders hashed out whether such a rule would apply to wireless platforms, a topic dividing cable and wireless companies.
While the two sides were reportedly unable to reach an agreement, the fact that they’re willing to sit down to work things out encouraging.