Internet Providers Persuade FCC Panel Against Cyber Security Recommendations

Big Internet providers seem to have talked their way out of unwelcome new recommendations on cyber security.

An original draft of a report by a Federal Communications Commission panel, viewed by The Wall Street Journal, endorsed a list of concrete suggestions for major telecommunications and cable companies to tackle the cyber security problem. Those measures — which included steps such as controlling which employees have administrative privileges on company networks –weren’t backed in the final report, which FCC officials said was to be released Monday evening.

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