From the Washington Post
Telecom firms face net-neutrality defeat
LOBBYING BLITZ MAY FALL SHORT
FCC expected to approve plan to develop Web access rules
By Cecilia Kang
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Facing a major regulatory issue that could be worth a fortune in future business, AT&T has unleashed the kind of lobbying blitz that makes it one of the grand corporate players of the great Washington game.
And yet, for all the money AT&T and other old-line telecom and cable companies have spent pushing their cause, they are poised to lose a key vote to a bunch of younger technology companies that never had anything to do with Washington until recently.
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