Intel, Microsoft, Google Team Up for Net NeutralityBy Baselinemag | Posted 2010-06-10 Email Print
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Many of the technology and digital communication industry's biggest players announced the formation of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG or TAG), which will work together to find consensus on issues relating to net neutrality.The organization, represented by AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Google, Intel and others, will examine broadband network management practices or other related technical issues that can affect users' Internet experience, including the impact to and from applications, content and devices that utilize the Internet.
Participants in the initial founding efforts for organization expressed their desire that the group would advise on technical issues, attempt to resolve disputes over network management and related issues outside of an adversarial context, and help inform federal agencies, such as the FCC, Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in their industry oversight functions. A release noted staff from these agencies would be encouraged to observe and provide suggestions for the TAG's area of focus.