May 18, 2014 12:00 AM

Net neutrality solution lies with Congress

The Federal Communications Commission is again trying to figure out how to regulate the Internet. Again, there are no simple answers. Again, it’s making a lot of people mad. For more than 10 years, the FCC has been trying to settle a fiendishly complex dispute that pits champions of “net neutrality” against the cable and wireless companies that deliver data to homes and businesses. These giant Internet service providers – think AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and Time Warner Cable – have invested billions of dollars in telecommunications infrastructure: cable networks, cell towers and other equipment that connects us to information services like Yelp, Hulu and Netflix.

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