By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-29-22
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel says she is all for the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act, which would reclassify Internet access as a Title II telecommunications service and return the FCC’s authority to impose net neutrality rules.
That authority went away in 2017 when the FCC under then Republican Chairman Ajit Pai reclassified ISPs as Title I information services not subject to mandatory access or potential rate regulation rules.
“The pandemic made clear Internet access is no longer a luxury, but a necessity – and that consumers don’t just need broadband, they need to be able to hold their providers to account,” said Rosenworcel, who opposed the Pai reclassification when she was a commissioner in the minority. » Read More