By Sara Jerome - 08/12/10 10:53 PM EDT
Here is what Time wrote: "[A] White House aide said that although the White House did not want to interfere with the deliberations of the [Federal Communications Commission], an independent agency, it was important that any final FCC rule address wireless and managed services, two of the issues raised by Google and Verizon."
A White House spokeswoman also explained to Time why the administration has not weighed in on the policy framework authored by Google and Verizon, designed to address a major item on the president's communications policy agenda, net neutrality.
“The President supports an open Internet that drives innovation, investment, free speech and consumer choice,” White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage told Time. “We support the FCC's process to establish balanced, sound and enforceable rules in this area."