Hearing #1 On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - Sept. 13-14 at Georgetown University Law Center #FTC-2018-0074-D-0012

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0074-D-0012
Commenter:
Meredith Payne
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
Hearing #1 On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century - Sept. 13-14 at Georgetown University Law Center
When FCC chairman Ajit Pai repealed net neutrality rules earlier this year, he promised that fair access to the Internet would instead be protected by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Now we're hearing that ISPs have been busily lobbying the FTC hard, to convince it to abandon any defense of net neutrality as well and are pressuring the FTC to issue new rules to prevent states from passing their own net neutrality laws, as California has done. This comment is to demand the FTC be better than the FCC, and to not drop the ball on this crucial issue. More than ever before, democracy depends on free access to information! Thank you.