Starve the Beast: Monopoly Power and Political Corruption

2021-08-31 12:54:13


In 2017, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai – a former Verizon lawyer appointed by Donald Trump – announced his intention to dismantle the Commission’s hard-won 2015 Network Neutrality regulation. The 2015 order owed its existence to people like you, millions of us who submitted comments to the FCC demanding commonsense protection from predatory ISPs.

After Pai’s announcement, those same millions – and millions of their friends – flooded the FCC’s comment portal, actually overwhelming the FCC’s servers and shutting them down (the FCC falsely claimed it had been hacked). The comments from experts and everyday Americans overwhelmingly affirmed the consensus from the 2015 net neutrality fight: Americans love net neutrality and they expect their regulators to enact it.

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