Broadband Companies Want FCC to Hide Data on Internet Speeds

Under a minute read
| Link

Internet providers have successfully persuaded the FCC to remove unfavorable data that shows their advertised speeds are typically higher than their actual speeds.

Internet experts and former FCC officials said the setup gives the internet companies enormous leverage. “How can you go to the party who controls the information and say, ‘please give me information that may implicate you?’ ” said Tom Wheeler, a former FCC chairman who stepped down in January 2017.

Jim Warner, a retired network engineer who has helped advise the agency on the test for years, told the FCC in 2015 that the rules for providers were too lax. “It’s not much of a code of conduct,” Mr. Warner said.

So it seems these companies regularly lie about their internet speeds. Shocking, I know.

Check It Out: Broadband Companies Want FCC to Hide Data on Internet Speeds

Broadband Companies Want FCC to Hide Data on Internet Speeds

One Comment Add a comment

  1. geoduck

    Looks like, not content with killing Net Neutrality, Ajit Pai is finding other unethical ways to help his friends in the industry, and coincidentally increase the value of his personal stock portfolio.

Add a Comment

Log in to comment (TMO, Twitter, Facebook) or Register for a TMO Account