At a hearing, business owners called for more broadband investment.
A consortium of German automakers is bidding for a map system sold by Nokia.
The company received criticism for claiming the discounts aimed at helping smaller companies.
Witnesses from industry and government weighed in.
The Senate isn't going as far as the House, which would temporarily block the rules.
The proposed deal is worth an estimated $48 billion.
A spokesman said Cruz wants to "have a vote on whether to give away the Internet."
The FTC says the company violated a 2010 order not to misrepresent its cybersecurity.
“Drivers shouldn’t have to choose between being connected and being protected,” Sen. Markey said.
Google warned the rules would force the company to seek thousands of export licenses.
The tentative March 29, 2016 start date could still be changed.
Companies like Uber use contractors, who get fewer benefits than employees.
The rider would prevent the FCC from regulating commercial broadband rates.
Little public progress on a compromise has been revealed.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski plans to offer cyber amendments to a spending bill.
Industry and public interest groups take issue with some parts of the conditions.
Rival services are raising concerns about whether Apple's practices are anticompetitive.
A company spokesperson said she discussed a range of issue with lawmakers.
The majority leader said there is nothing scheduled on the bill before the August recess.
The adviser, David Plouffe, is a former top aide to President Obama.
A new Twitter handle and website were launched to market the deal.
Amazon and Facebook also bumped up their spending.
Nicko Margolies ran Politwoops.
The website boasts more than 37 million subscribers, with Washington the most active city.