Lines are blurring or becoming more stark among different tech, media and telecom companies. Telecom companies are producing content, while platform companies are exploring new services like internet connections. That means sectors are no longer staying in their lanes, and regulatory scrutiny is shifting.
In advance of the looming fight over the highly contentious net neutrality, a lobbying group representing some of tech’s biggest names met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday to argue in support of net neutrality. In a document released on Wednesday shedding light on the details of the meeting, the Internet Association said that it advocated for the Open Internet Order, which was passed under Obama-appointed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in 2015.