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FCC revised net neutrality rules reveal cable company control of process

Posted on May 25th, 2017 at 8:57 by John Sinteur in category: News


The FCC has released a revised version of its plans to tear up net neutrality – and unwittingly revealed the extraordinary influence that the cable industry has over the process.

The new “notice of proposed rulemaking,” which was approved in a 2‑1 vote last week, completely ignores hundreds of thousands of critical comments and includes only details that support its chair’s case for dismantling the Open Internet Order.

Almost all the changes in the revised document have come directly from the cable companies that will benefit most from the approach that the FCC is proposing. In some cases, it is embarrassingly transparent.

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