3.7 Million comments registered with FCC showing that the public unequivocally wants equal treatment for all users

September 19, 2014 0 Comments

npr story on net neutralityA proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission’s history.

The rules proposed by the FCC were drafted under the direction of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, who from 1979 to 1984 was chief executive of the National Cable Television Association. That has led some telecommunications watchdog groups to worry that he might favor those businesses over consumers. Whether that’s a legitimate claim seems still to be an open question.

Wheeler claims publicly that he and the commission support net neutrality, but the rules still seem unclear on that, according to many.

What is NOT unclear is the public reaction to this issue: No special treatment for big telecomm giants! No fast lane/slow lane throttling! No messing with the open nature of the public internet by special interests.

See if you can untangle it, then explain it all to me. In the meantime, see how NPR summarizes this mess.

Read: 3.7 Million Comments Later, Here’s Where Net Neutrality Stands on All Tech Considered by Elise Hu.

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