Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Sep 2017 09:58 UTC
Apple

Apple finally has something to say about net neutrality. In its first comment to the FCC about proposed upcoming rollbacks to net neutrality rules, Apple writes:

Our deep respect for our customers' security, privacy, and control over personal information extends to our customers' broadband connectivity choices. We work hard to build great products, and what consumers do with those tools is up to them - not Apple, and not broadband providers. Apple therefore believes that the Federal Communications Commission should retain strong, enforceable open internet protections that advance the following key policy principles:

The comment's a good - albeit late - start, but it does leave some wiggle room, as it, for instance, doesn't advocate for keeping internet traffic under Title II. Apple is, at the very least, in good company, as a staggering 98.5% of all comments to the FCC were in favour of maintaining the United States' current strong net neutrality rules.

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And it doesn't matter one bit...
by BATurcotte on Fri 1st Sep 2017 13:41 UTC
BATurcotte
Member since:
2017-09-01

What Apple and everyone else says doesn't matter. They've made up their minds. The FCC will vote on a party-line vote to remove net neutrality, and it'll be fully implemented and unable to be changed back by the time the political composition will change.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

What Apple and everyone else says doesn't matter. They've made up their minds.


Exactly. I don't know why more people don't understand this. All of this public comment stuff is nothing more than theatrics. The decision was made as soon as these politicians got their 30 pieces of silver.

The good news is that as soon as Dems have control again, they'll codify it into law. I say that because people keep insisting that the two parties are not the same, so we'll see what happens ;)

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