Chief of Staff for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission Edward Lazarus yesterday held meetings with large broadband providers to come to an agreement on the changes in regulation of broadband Internet.
The meetings are part of the FCC’s attempt to regain authority over the regulation of the Internet without installing new regulations. It is the FCC’s hope the result of the meetings would allow the department to regulate Internet lines to stop companies from deliberately stopping or slowing down Internet traffic.
No consensus was reached during yesterday’s closed-door meetings and is rescheduled for today. Lazarus implied the FCC’s plan to continue the meetings in an interview after the first.
“The FCC is hosting discussions seeking a consensus on Internet-access rules and that they plan to have a whole series of stakeholder meetings,”the FCC official said.