House Republicans want the CEOs of tech and telecom companies including Facebook (FB) - Get Meta Platforms Inc. Class A Report , Alphabet's Google (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report , AT&T (T) - Get AT&T Inc. Report , and Comcast (CMCSA) - Get Comcast Corporation Class A Report to appear before Congress on September 7 to help deal with the issue of net neutrality.
The Trump administration is looking to toss out current rules that bar Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down web traffic or from charging companies like YouTube and Netflix for faster delivery, Recode reports.
The rules were put in place by the Obama administration. But Greg Walden (R-OR), the Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said he believes these regulations "disrupted the longstanding regulatory balance that for years allowed the internet to grow and thrive," Recode added.
"With your help, I know we can craft a fair, predictable and sustainable solution that not only benefits edge providers and internet service providers, but also the billions of consumers worldwide that deserve a free and open Internet," Walden said in a letter to the CEOs.
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