FCC Investigating Cable Firms, Internet Television

The Federal Communications Commission is probing whether big cable firms use special contract provisions to discourage media companies -- from Walt Disney Co. to smaller firms -- from running programming on the Internet. It is part of a broader attempt by the FCC to address one of the big conundrums of the telecom age: Why has television been so slow to come to the Internet, despite technical breakthroughs that made it possible long ago?