Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC

Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC

Apple defends the open internet in a letter to the FCC

But thanks to a weakness in the interface that the FCC published for citizens to file comments on proposed rule changes, there's a lot more interesting-and potentially malicious-content now flowing onto one FCC domain. "However, until a permanent framework is in place, the FCC can and should ensure a durable backstop and maintain core open internet protections through one or more of the options outlined in our comments and the comments of others". This proposal also recommended that broadband Internet access be eligible for Federal universal service fund support to spur deployment in unserved areas and to support programs to encourage broadband adoption by low-income populations.

The company also believes broadband providers should be transparent about network performance and traffic management so consumers know they are getting the service they paid for. For supporters, it means all internet traffic is treated equally.

"Nothing about the internet was broken in 2015", he said, speaking of when the FCC moved to regulate the internet as a public utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

While it's not precisely clear why Apple didn't make any mentions of Title II, which is the legitimate legal issue, it seems to be on the same page as the American people.

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While millions of individuals (and possibly a few bots) weighed in on the proposal, so did companies. Thus far, the internet has been an even playing field.

In a comment submitted to the FCC and signed by Cynthia Hogan, Apple's VP of Public Policy for the Americas, Apple urged the FCC not to roll back a ban against "fast lanes", a concept that describes a regulatory environment in which broadband providers can charge to deliver internet content more quickly. Twenty-five percent said the government should not regulate the Internet at all, while 12 percent said the government should "have the ability to set specific prices, terms and conditions for Internet Access".

"The people have spoken", said WGAE in a statement.

On its homepage, Broadband for America did not talk about the opposition to the Title II net neutrality rules, saying only that the "report by expert data analytics firm reveals unprecedented volume and clutter in the docket".

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