Out of every original comment sent to the US Federal Communications Commission about its Net Neutrality repeal proceedings, nearly all were against killing the regulations, according to a new Stanford University study. The study found that 99.7 per cent of non-duplicated comments were against a repeal.
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The FCC in the US has announced its proposal to impose a fine of $US37.5 ($52) million on a company accused of making robocalls and hiding the calls' origin behind the real phone numbers of consumers. The agency is attempting to show that it's cracking down on the out of control robocall industry, but critics say it's too little, too late.
A federal judge ruled last week that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (currently chaired by Donald Trump appointee Ajit Pai) must release records related to millions of fraudulent public comments filed before the agency repealed net neutrality guidelines last year, Ars Technica reported.
Asked only once at a Senate hearing today about the fake security incident that’s needled his agency for more than a year, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, acknowledged for the first time knowing secretly for several months that his office likely fed US lawmakers false information.
Set to appear before a Senate oversight committee this week, Ajit Pai will face a barrage of questions about why senior officials at the agency he leads, the Federal Communications Commission, provided false information to Congress—a federal crime, punishable by up to five years in prison, had it been proved they did so knowingly.
In a statement this week, the US FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that he was “deeply disappointed” that the agency’s former chief information officer, David Bray, provided “inaccurate information” about an alleged cyber attack on the FCC’s comment system last summer as the agency was considering new rules to overturn Obama-era net neutrality protections.
Late last year, the Federal Communications Commission under Ajit Pai voted to make it harder for First Nations Americans to receive subsidies for broadband internet service. Despite legal challenges, the commission decided this week not to reverse its position, opting instead to continue to deny expanded assistance for phone and internet access.
Authorities arrested a California man on Friday who had allegedly sent several death threats to Ajit Pai, the Donald Trump-appointed chair of the Federal Communications Commission behind the death of net neutrality rules.
On the same day that the repeal of net neutrality became official, two US senators demanded answers from the FCC over its dubious claims about being targeted by cyberattacks.
Ever since the US FCC voted to repeal net neutrality last December, we've seen the protections for a free and open internet declared dead more than once. On Monday, the rules "officially" come off the books. The reality is net neutrality is on life support and there's still reason to believe it will return.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees telecommunications like radio, TV, and the internet in the US, doesn't regulate content on online platforms like YouTube. But that hasn't stopped people from sending complaints about the video site to the federal agency - and they're every bit as unhinged as you'd expect.
Over the past 24 hours, headlines from USA Today to the National Review have declared net neutrality officially dead. Fortunately, those stories are dead wrong - not that it truly matters, since the big day is at most a few weeks away.