Legislators Call on FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

An Open Letter to the FCC: – Eric Schneiderman – Medium

The Federal Communications Commission chairman announced plans Tuesday to repeal Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers.

"Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet", Pai said in a statement Tuesday.

The full text of the draft order was released on Wednesday.

[T] he process the FCC has employed to consider potentially sweeping alterations to current net neutrality rules has been corrupted by the fraudulent use of Americans' identities - and the FCC has been unwilling to assist my office in our efforts to investigate this unlawful activity.

The son of immigrants from India, he was associate general counsel of Verizon Communications Inc. from 2001 to 2003 before working as a staffer at the U.S. Senate, the Justice Department and the FCC.

The chairman's proposal, called the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, would mark a shift in authority and emphasis. "Repealing these regulations will create jobs, increase competition, and lead to better, faster, cheaper Internet access for all Americans", he said. "But smaller startups, small companies, non-profits, libraries, governments, they can't afford this".

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For example, if a provider chose to block or slow certain websites, or gave preferable treatment to content that it owned or had partnerships with, that provider would have to inform consumers of its policy on an easily accessible website. His proposal is expected to be approved at a meeting on December 14 by the Republican-controlled FCC. Federal law requires the FCC and all federal agencies to take public comments on proposed rules into account - so it is important that the public comment process actually enable the voices of the millions of individuals and businesses who will be affected to be heard.

"Secondly, the Federal Trade Commission has long had authority and had authority prior to 2015 for nearly 20 years over this space", he says. Whether you visit social media or stream videos, your data will be transferred at the same speed as such, opponents of Net Neutrality suggest that specific aspects of the internet should be based on a preferential service. Misuse of identity should concern those who are in favor of net neutrality as well as those who want the rules to be repealed, he wrote.

Before joining the FCC, Carr worked as a telecommunications attorney at the Wiley Rein law firm, where his clients included AT&T Inc., Verizon and USTelecom, a broadband industry trade group.

Free Press Policy Director Matt Wood said Pai's proposal is "dangerous and wrong". Maureen Ohlhausen, the acting chairman of the FTC, has said that the agency's expertise in data security and privacy issues will make it a powerful defender of US consumers.

The FCC's proposal also puts additional pressure on Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers have called for federal legislation that would supersede any FCC rules.

With our national representatives, we can advocate for net neutrality rules that will allow our local businesses, nonprofits, and every day citizens to participate equally with our urban peers. "As we look at where net neutrality might have an impact, or removing net neutrality might have an impact, we worry that it would be the sort of service that might get slowed down".

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