Companies Spar on What FCC Should Do Next on Net Neutrality

High-tech companies and Internet providers launched a new round of rhetorical volleys Tuesday in the escalating battle over net neutrality, as both sides wait anxiously for a signal from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski about what he plans to do now.

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled the agency overstepped while trying to enforce net-neutrality principles.

The FCC chairman hasn’t said much yet about what he thinks the agency should do now, although his chief of staff, Edward Lazarus, told telecommunications lawyers at a luncheon last week that a decision would be reached shortly.

Mr. Genachowski could have more to say on the issue Wednesday afternoon, when he’s scheduled to testify at a Senate hearing on the National Broadband Plan.

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