UC expert highlights what you need to know about net neutrality

UC expert highlights what you need to know about net neutrality

Furthermore, protests have been planned throughout the nation over the coming days in opposition to the FCC's "scorched-earth" attack on net neutrality: More than 600 demonstrations are scheduled to take place at Verizon stores and congressional offices across the country on Thursday, exactly one week ahead of the FCC's planned vote. Sign up for the free Good Morning Silicon Valley newsletter. Dianne Feinstein, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and others, wrote in a letter dated December 4. In its essence, that ability to access everything on the web without it favoring or blocking anything is what is known as net neutrality.

Reached by email, an FCC spokesperson said there would be "no comment" regarding the inspector general's offer and instead attacked Schneiderman's investigation, claiming its only objective is to delay the December 14th vote to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules-which the FCC refers to as "restoring Internet freedom".

A group of 27 senators also wrote to Pai asking for a delay in the agency's vote because of concerns about the public comment record.

A group of senators, led by Maggie Hassan (D-NH), said the same thing in a letter sent to FCC chairman Ajit Pai.

"This is just evidence that supporters of heavy-handed Internet regulations are becoming more desperate by the day as their effort to defeat Chairman Pai's plan to restore Internet freedom has stalled".

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A separate study from the Pew Research Center indicated that among the record public comments about net neutrality filed with the FCC over a four-month period, only 6% were unique comments.

Although Schneiderman said he has received more than 3,200 complaints, including 350 in NY, from those who say comments were made in their or a relative's name without their consent, the FCC is refusing to provide any records or data to help with the investigation. "The FCC has held zero public hearings". Schneiderman added that the feedback system was "corrupted" - a fact that he accuses the FCC of being well aware of. He called on government officials in other states that with residents that appear to have "likely victims" to get involved, including California, Missouri, Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

"50,000 #NetNeutrality consumer complaints vs. the @FCC majority's draft order that says no conduct rules are necessary", Clyburn tweeted Monday.

"Federal law guarantees every American a voice in this process", Schneiderman said during a New York City press conference Monday. It is because of net neutrality that anyone can easily watch a YouTube video, get bored and binge a few episodes of Stranger Things on Netflix and then switch to their Hulu account and catch up on their favorite shows. The agency has also said it "lacks the resources" to investigate every one of the comment records. "The FCC chairman and his staff have responded by stonewalling". "Given the enormous danger to consumers of losing all protections should the Ninth Circuit decide to affirm the panel decision and side with AT&T Mobility, the FCC should delay a vote until the en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit issues its decision", the letter said.

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