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FCC Asks For Feedback On Repeal Of Net Neutrality

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has been forced to ask for more comments from the public on the repeal of net neutrality, which resulted in a multi-speed internet.

...judges have asked the FCC to determine if repealing the law to prevent a multi-speed internet has had any negative consequences. That includes checking if net neutrality repeal has harmed public safety, reduced spending in infrastructure or hampered the Lifeline program.

Consequently, the FCC will launch a period where the public and interested parties can share their views on the process... The court, for instance, has directed the body to see if repeal has harmed public safety and reduced investment in critical infrastructure.

That may include references to the incident in which Verizon, Engadget's parent company, throttled the data plan of a vehicle owned by the Santa Clara fire service. According to Chief Anthony Bowden in a 2018 lawsuit, Verizon's throttling of the vehicle's plan hampered efforts to fight wildfires. Verizon said that in that instance, the throttling was the result of a mistake, and that its policy is to not throttle emergency teams.

It turns out that a tiered speed internet was predicted by science fiction writer John Brunner in his 1975 classic The Shockwave Rider; see the article on John Brunner's tiered internet.

You can register your opinion at the FCC Net Neutrality comment website; quote via Engadget.

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