Report: AT&T, Verizon may compromise on net neutrality

AT&T and Verizon might be urging Congress to pass narrow legislation on net neutrality, according to a CongressDaily report.

The development comes after the companies have lobbied hard against being stuck with net neutrality rules, which would prevent them from favoring content riding over their networks.

But the companies might view the prospect of narrow legislation as the lesser of two evils, because the Federal Communications Commission is gearing up to boost its authority over these providers as a way to pass net neutrality rules.

Citing unnamed sources, the report says dominant players are pushing for a legislative outcome on net neutrality, which might be softer than the FCC's proposed net-neutrality framework.