The Net neutrality battle has reached its peak and climax. With many people showing their disdain towards the Federal Communications Commission and its head Ajit Pal. It seems like the FCC is off to a losing battle, especially now that technologists and analysts are declaring how incompetent they are.
The Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality repeal “is based on a flawed and factually inaccurate understanding of Internet technology,” a group of inventors and technologists told members of Congress and the FCC in a letter today.
This letter has been signed by 21 people, including Internet Protocol co-inventor Vint Cerf; World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee; Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak; Paul Vixie, who designed several widely used Domain Name System (DNS) protocol extensions and applications among others.
The letter calls for a delay of this Thursday’s FCC vote to deregulate broadband service and eliminate net neutrality rules. The letter makes special mention of the fact that the FCC’s proposed Order is based on a flawed and factually inaccurate understanding of Internet technology.
The FCC “ignored” this analysis from experts and failed to hold any public hearings to hear from citizens and experts before repealing the rules, the letter said. Not only that, but there are other 42 pages referring to the lack of competency and knowledge from the FCC itself.
Today’s letter also mentioned fraud in the FCC’s public comments system. The following documents are provided by our folks at ArsTechnica. Starting with the FCC’s refusal to provide documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act, and the FCC’s refusal to provide evidence to a New York State Attorney General’s investigation of comment fraud.
This last part will be coming back quite soon as well, so you’ll see how much the FCC is withholding form the general public. The gist of the message is still the same it has been during the last few months, stop and cancel this week’s vote to repeal Net Neutrality.