Sen. Stevens gives mixed signals on net neutrality

Commerce Committee chairman suggests a mechanism for FCC to take action if necessary.

Senate Commerce Committee Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), speaking at a conference sponsored by telecom companies, called Net Neutrality "one of the most difficult issues our committee faces" but gave no indication as to which way the committee is leaning, Reuters reports. Stevens suggested that ultimately the issue may wind up in the FCC's lap.

"We ought to define the problem and give them (FCC) a chance, if it ever does happen, to take action," Stevens told reporters after his speech. "That would be my solution."

"I think we ought to set up some mechanism that would be triggered if there really is a case," he said.