The New FCC Chairman Proposes Changes to Net Neutrality




After less than a week on the job, the new chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, circulated a plan to close the door on some net neutrality transparency requirements today.

Back in 2015 when the FCC passed its net neutrality rules, they included transparency measures for internet service providers. Large providers were required to submit information to regulators and consumers on data caps, fees, and speeds, but the order also included a temporary waiver for providers with less than 100,000 subscribers.

Pai, who was just appointed to the new job this week, today introduced a proposal that would not only extend that waiver for a full five years, but expand it. If passed by the rest of the agency’s commissioners, any service provider with fewer than 250,000 subscribers will not be bound by the transparency requirements.

Yet this does not really change anything for cord cutters. The rules of net neutrality have not changed just a few small ISPs will no longer have to submit reports to the government. The change will effect very few providers as even the 10th largest ISP in the Untied States Windstream still has over 1 million subscribers.

You would have to get down to companies like Zito Media and Cable America before you find companies who would no longer have to report data. Companies that many of us have likely never heard of.

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