How come Google got to see proposed “Net neutrality” rules (and get them changed) but the public cannot?

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Putting aside the fact that Google may very well be right here this development just reflects whose interests are represented at the FCC. It’s not ours that’s for sure.

Why won’t Commissioner Wheeler testify before Congress before the vote? Why can’t the public see the now secret rules before they are adopted? Google apparently got to.

(From Politico)

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has made some last-minute revisions to his net neutrality plan after Google and public interest groups pressed for the changes, according to sources at the commission.

Google, Free Press and New America’s Open Technology Institute last week asked the commission to revise language they said could unintentionally allow Internet service providers to charge websites for sending content to consumers. Such a scenario could open the door to an avalanche of new fees for Web companies and threaten their business models.

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