In net neutrality dispute, investors come out in support of small companies

The investors have written to the US FCC saying startups would be hurt by charges for preferential access

By , IDG News Service |  Internet

Rosenworcel said she had "real concerns" about Wheeler's proposal and was glad that all options were still up for discussion, including "what a 'commercially reasonable' Internet fast lane looks like."

Another commissioner, Ajit Pai, a Republican, on Thursday said he favored postponing the vote to the next week as he had "grave concerns" about the chairman's proposal on Internet regulation.

The FCC will extend the public comment period to May 14, it said Thursday, but maintained its plan to consider the new Internet rules at a meeting on May 15.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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