A divided Federal Communications Commission advanced a plan backed by Google Inc. , EBay Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to regulate Internet service providers over the opposition of carriers led by AT&T Inc.
President Barack Obama, who has been characterized as anti-business by his political opponents, has received more in campaign contributions from business executives this year than any Republican presidential candidate.
Sprint Nextel Corp. ’s Dan Hesse told Congress last week the third-largest U.S. wireless operator may end up being acquired if AT&T Inc. purchases T-Mobile USA Inc. The most likely buyer is CenturyLink , the biggest company in telecommunications without a wireless unit, analysts said
Google Inc. , AT&T Inc. , and Verizon Communications Inc. executives are meeting behind closed doors with U.S. officials in talks that critics say reduce the public’s voice in keeping the Internet open.
U.S. regulators banned Internet service providers led by AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from blocking or slowing Web content sent to homes and businesses, while allowing mobile phone companies to put limits on traffic.