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Net neutrality face-off: Lawmakers ask Google, Comcast and other execs to testify

Net neutrality face-off: Lawmakers ask Google, Comcast and other execs to testify

For years, tech companies and Internet providers have been at each other’s throats on Internet policy — especially net neutrality. Now, House Republicans are setting up a big showdown on the issue, inviting the biggest companies from both industries to testify on Capitol Hill this fall.

Top executives from AT&T, Comcast, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Verizon, among others, are being asked to show up Sept. 7 to argue their sides.

“Your company has played a significant part in the public conversation to date, and your input would be invaluable” as Congress begins to talk about legislation that could replace the government’s net neutrality rules, according to a letter sent by...

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