New York Attorney General investigating fraud on net neutrality comment site

Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017

"Net neutrality" regulations, created to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. FCC doesn't take into account at the fact that federal antitrust law isn't used very aggressively, but FCC on the other hand could strictly enforce certain behaviors. Internet providers will be free to do whatever they like, such as experiment with slow and fast internet lanes, prioritizing their own traffic over others, and blocking apps and services. "Disclosure of network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of service is important for Internet freedom because it helps consumers choose what works best for them and enables entrepreneurs and other small businesses to get technical information needed to innovate", the proposal says.

"But in 2015, the prior FCC bowed to pressure from President Obama".

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that his office is investigating tens of thousands of comments posted to a notice of the FCC's proposed change to net neutrality rules after learning that they were made by impersonators.

Proponents of net neutrality protest against Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outside the American Enterprise Institute before his arrival in Washington, DC. "That's a much more rational way of handling these issues".

In the final proposal, the commission calls the 2015 net neutrality ruling as a "misguided and legally flawed approach". "So this time around we are going to make it public".

Last year, Tennessee's then-Rural Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd said, "We have an incredible digital divide between our rural communities and our urban communities". "That's something I think was sorely lacking in the past administration".

Federal regulators are on track to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies.

Clearly, big ISPs such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc, which want a repeal of the Obama-era rules. The FCC's main argument for dismantling the regulation that Wheeler spearheaded is that the federal government should "stop micromanaging the Internet". To explain a little more, right now you pay one fee and can go anywhere on the internet. "The history of the internet from 1996 until 2015 is one of unparalleled innovation".

The 210-page document bears the title "Restoring Internet Freedom", which echos the 2014 "Internet Freedom Act", a failed House bill floated on more than $800,000 in donations from USA telecom firms seeking to gut net neutrality protections. "So, that's definitely what we're proposing to return to, the bipartisan consensus [that] governed the internet for many years".

Net neutrality is absolutely the kind of tech jargon that puts people to sleep, I know, but please stay with me, because upcoming changes to net neutrality rules have broad implications for growth and well-being in communities like McMinn and Meigs counties.

"Congress must act to ensure access to the internet is guaranteed for all Americans", Crowley said in a statement. "It throttles access, stalls opportunity, and censors content".

"My hope is that by removing these rules we will promote more competition and infrastructure investment", he said.