By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-22-22

The Federal Communications Commission is launching an inquiry into how it can “prevent internet providers from engaging in digital discrimination.”

The agency was under a directive from Congress related to the tens of billions of dollars being handed out for broadband deployment and adoption in the Biden administration‘s infrastructure package.

“Your ZIP code shouldn’t determine your access to broadband,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in outlining the agenda for the agency’s March meeting, when there will be a vote on launching the notice of inquiry. Rosenworcel has already launched a cross-agency task force to work on the discrimination issue.  » Read More