Truth in Broadband: NYC Mayor's Office Issues RFI to Promote Open and Transparent Internet

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The Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer for the City of New York released a "Truth in Broadband” Request for Information (RFI) to establish transparency and accountability in how carriers provide internet service to consumers. The goal of the RFI is to gather input from industry and subject matter experts to help implement a system for monitoring the quality and performance of internet service providers. The move comes as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved regulations that would repeal network neutrality protections and give internet service providers control over what content reaches customers and what customers can send to the internet. Anyone can respond to the RFI. “Making New York the fairest city in America means protecting the fundamental right to access an open internet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We are the first city to take this step as part of our plan to hold internet service providers accountable for discriminatory practices.” Responses to the Truth in Broadband RFI are due February 28, 2018. 


Truth in Broadband: NYC Mayor's Office Issues RFI to Promote Open and Transparent Internet