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

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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RE: So Net Neutrality loses
by imthefrizzlefry on Sat 2nd Sep 2017 01:55 UTC in reply to "So Net Neutrality loses"
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Technically, 98.5% of unique comments were in favor of net neutrality. If you include bots and form letters, that number drops down to about 60%. Furthermore, if you remove comments that are from bots/forms, outside the USA, use an invalid address, or use an invalid email, then that number drops down to about 1%. Unfortunately, that is technically the percentage of "valid" comments in favor of net neutrality. I think it's BS personally, but Chairman Pai will cling to that technical win.

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