Broadband companies make closing arguments against net neutrality


Source: Hill, The
Author: Ali Breland
Coverage Type: reporting
Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

As the period for filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission's plans to roll back network neutrality regulations comes to a close, telecommunications companies are submitting their final arguments. On July 17, the last day to submit comments, firms such as Comcast, AT&T and trade associations representing the telecommunications industry filed statements in support of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal to scrap the net neutrality rules the agency approved in 2015.

In their comments, telecommunications companies reiterated their claim that they don’t do the things net neutrality rules were designed to protect against — blocking or slowing down certain types of content and websites — and that public utility style regulations aren’t necessary.

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