Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to significantly expand an exemption from the transparency requirements on internet service providers that were enacted in the 2015 Open Internet Order. The expanded exemption will excuse any ISP with up to 250,000 subscribers from complying with those transparency rules.
The following can be attributed to Ryan Clough, General Counsel at Public Knowledge:
“Yet again, Chairman Pai has acted to weaken consumer protections at the FCC. Today’s action means that more ISPs could withhold essential information about their broadband pricing and service, making it harder for many more subscribers to make informed decisions and hold their providers accountable. How can it be good for consumers if companies conceal anything about the price, speed, and data caps for their broadband service?”
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