The Actual report:
The good news is that the report does make it clear that what AT&T and Verizon are doing with Zero Rating goes against net neutrality.
The bad news is that the people that will be in charge of the FCC have vowed not to do anything about it see:
text for the lazy non clicker:
STATEMENT OF FCC COMMISSIONER AJIT PAI
On the FCC’s Midnight Regulation of Free Data
WASHINGTON, January 11, 2017.
—It is disappointing that the FCC’s current leadership has yet again chosen to spend its last days in office the same way it spent the last few years cutting corners on process, keeping fellow Commissioners in the dark, and pursuing partisan, political agendas that only harm investment and innovation.
This time the midnight regulations come in the form of a Bureau level report casting doubt on the
legality of free data offerings offerings that are popular among consumers precisely because they allow more access to online music, videos, and other content free of charge.
This report , which I only saw after the FCC released the document, does not reflect the views of the majority of Commissioners.
Fortunately, I am confident that this latest regulatory spasm will not have any impact on the Commission’s policymaking or enforcement activities following next week’s inauguration.
It was my hope as I have consistently expressed to my colleagues that we could spend the remaining days of this Administration working together with bipartisan comity to ensure a smooth transition. It is sad that the outgoing leadership of the agency has chosen a different path.
Office of Commissioner: Ajit Pai
Why is this important if nothing will happen? Here is thing. Silence is how they win. What do I mean by this. You have to be active. I'm talking mailing and email each commissioner of the FCC whoever talks over. Let them know what you think. Be polite, honest, and thoughtful when communicating with the FCC.
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