Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality

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    Behind Closed Doors, Ford, UPS, and Visa Push for Net Neutrality - Bloomberg

    The corporate battle lines over the new federal rules for the Internet have been well established. Vocal technology startups have been leading the charge for muscular regulations for broadband access, and Internet service providers including Comcast and Verizon have been arguing loudly for more flexibility. Blue chip companies without obvious tech interests have kept a lower profile.

    But a corporate alliance with subtle interests in this fight has been quietly pushing the Federal Communications Commission for strict broadband rules. In a series of meetings this year attended by representatives from Ford Motor, Visa, United Parcel Service, and Bank of America, participants urged FCC commissioners to reclassify broadband service under Title II, according to documents filed with the FCC.