FCC to hand ISP oversight to FTC2017-12-12 14:51 by Daniela
Tags: FCC, FTC
Several days before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) kills existing net neutrality rules, the FCC and FTC drafted a set of rules to help "protect" consumers after the net neutrality repeal.
The draft "memorandum of understanding," or "MOU," will ensure that "internet service providers live up to the promises they make to consumers," following the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. The agencies said the proposal will "return jurisdiction to the FTC to police the conduct of ISPs."
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to dismantle existing net neutrality rules this Thursday. More than 20 Internet experts want Congress to prevent this vote. The group, which includes Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf, often called "the father of the Internet," sent a letter to Senate and House tech leaders seeking a cancellation of the FCC's vote.
That vote, expected to take place at the agency's monthly meeting, "would repeal key network neutrality protections that prevent Internet access providers from blocking content, websites and applications, slowing or speeding up services or classes of service, and charging online services for access or fast lanes to Internet access providers’ customers."
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