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+ - Why the FCC Will Ignore Your Net Neutrality Comment and Listen to ISPs Instead

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "Time and time again, federal agencies like the FCC ignore what the public says it wants and sides with the parties actually being regulated—the ISPs, in this case. Research and past example prove that there's not much that can be considered democratic about the public comment period or its aftermath.
"Typically, there are a score or so of lengthy comments that include extensive data, analysis, and arguments. Courts require agencies to respond to comments of that type, and they sometimes persuade an agency to take an action that differs from its proposal," Richard Pierce, a George Washington University regulatory law professor said. "Those comments invariably come from companies with hundreds of millions or billions of dollars at stake or the lawyers and trade associations that represent them. Those are the only comments that have any chance of persuading an agency.""
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Why the FCC Will Ignore Your Net Neutrality Comment and Listen to ISPs Instead

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