None of the CEOs of the major companies invited to attend had committed to testify, although Reuters reports that committee aides have held several meetings with representatives of the internet firms and service providers over recent weeks.
In May, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai put up for public comment a proposal to rollback the FCC's designation of internet service as a Title II communications service.
Among the four basic points are not blocking websites for certain users, no throttling (creating a fast and slow lane), fostering more transparency between consumers and ISPs, and finally, no paid prioritization to move to the front of the line.
A record 22 million people filed comments with the FCC prior to this week's deadline, with the vast majority opposing any change in the present rules.
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Issues like counter-terrorism and the global financial crisis will also come for up discussion. Later, the prime minister will visit Myanmar to boost bilateral ties from 5th to 7th September.
"Paid fast lanes could replace today's content-neutral transmission of internet traffic with differential treatment of content based on an online providers' ability or willingness to pay".
It also touched on one other topic that's relevant to the FCC, but often not part of the net neutrality conversation.
Advocates for net neutrality plan to take the issue to court if the FCC goes forward with its proposal, but it's worth noting courts have generally sided with the agency in regard to how it classifies broadband.
"Americans overwhelmingly support strong, enforceable net neutrality rules at the FCC", wrote Internet Association President Michael Beckerman.
Pai has said the regulations stifle corporate innovation and investment and are not necessary to guaranteeing an "open internet". "Providers of online goods and services need assurance that they will be able to reliably reach their customers without interference from the underlying broadband provider", the letter argues.
That really dives into one of the main problems with Pai's suggestion for how to make the open internet work.