FCC Net Neutrality Comment

Comments on the FCC’s proposal to unravel net neutrality are due 17 July. Here’s my comment, submitted today, 04 July.

There is no question that net neutrality must be protected; the only question is why are we walking down this path again? It’s simple: this is nothing but a barely disguised act of political spite from the current administration towards the legacy of the previous administration without regard for the fallout and the impact on consumers. We have been down this road before; the matter was settled in 2015: the internet is a protected telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. It must, for the benefit of civil society and generations present and future, stay that way.

The Verge has published two excellent pieces on the issue: the first, a look at the ins and outs of the current proposal and the second, a useful guide on how to make your voice heard.