The Hill reports that Netflix, Disney, Comcast, Mozilla, and AT&T have been appointed to a FCC panel to help oversee net-neutrality.
The new Open Internet Advisory Committee is tasked with monitoring the implementation and impact of the FCC’s controversial net-neutrality order, which was adopted in 2010 after a party-line vote. Verizon has challenged the rules in court.
The net neutrality rules prevent Internet service providers from discriminating between two similar content providers by slowing down or speeding up access to their sites.
The advisory panel, which was established by the 2010 order, will have the power to make recommendations to the commission about the implementation of net neutrality, and on matters related to the general goal of preserving an open Internet.