The FCC is getting tons of internet neutrality complaints
The FCC has unveiled a brand new on-line portal the place anyone can see the sort of complaints individuals have been submitting to the fee. And based on the data on the web site, the FCC has acquired 20,991 internet neutrality complaints because the guidelines took impact on June twelfth, 2015. That is a mean of sixty one submissions a day and is eclipsed solely by the variety of billing-associated stories beneath the web class. It is not likely that shocking, contemplating the company received 2,000 complaints a month after the principles took impact.
That quantity consists of unverified submissions, and as Ars Technica notes, it isn’t clear what number of situations truly violate the core internet neutrality guidelines. However it undoubtedly sends a message that folks — who are likely to go straight to the FCC, as a result of corporations are literally required to answer them after 30 days — are dissatisfied with their ISPs’ and carriers’ providers.
Whereas 20,991 is a large chunk of all of the web-associated submissions the FCC received (see pie chart under), it is nonetheless fairly small in comparison with all of the telephone-associated considerations the fee fielded. Over the previous yr, the FCC acquired 169,975 telemarketing-associated studies and seventy eight,876 submissions complaining about robocalls.