HOUSE PANEL WANTS TECH CEOS TO TESTIFY
The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc., Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc., AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality rules that reclassified internet service like a public utility. The rules bar providers from blocking, slowing or offering paid prioritization of websites. Many internet providers want Congress to step in and write permanent rules. Other chief executives asked to testify include the heads of Comcast Corp., Netflix Inc. and Charter Communications Inc.