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Despite Internal Opposition, FCC Votes 3-2 in Favor of Taking Control of the Internet

• by B.N. Frank

Not protecting Americans is an issue that has also occasionally been identified even by FCC commissioners, including last week by Brendan Carr in re the agency's interest in taking control of the internet.  Of course, that didn't stop other commissioners from voting in favor of it.

From The Highwire:

The FCC Just Voted to Take Control of the Internet

The FCC voted today on a plan that gives the Federal government full control over the Internet. The plan passed by a 3-2 margin. A press release posted immediately after the meeting stated, in part, "Under the new rules, the Commission can investigate possible instances of discrimination of broadband access, work with companies to solve problems, facilitate mediation, and, when necessary, penalize companies for violating the rules. The FCC will review consumer complaints of digital discrimination of access through an improved consumer complaint portal and staff will meet monthly to assess trends in complaint patterns. Finally, the Commission adopted model policies and best practices that will support states, local and Tribal governments in their efforts to combat digital discrimination."