As evidence of the sole interests of this corrupt FCC:
Therefore, it is agreed that:
1. Consistent with its jurisdiction and to fulfill its duties under Section 257
of the Communications Act, among other provisions, the FCC will monitor the
broadband market and identify market entry barriers by, among other activities,
reviewing informal complaints filed by consumers, and will investigate and take
enforcement action as appropriate with respect to failures by an Internet
service provider to comply, in whole or in part, with the Internet Freedom
Order's requirements to file with the FCC or display on a publicly available,
easily accessible website the specified subjects of disclosure.
2. Consistent with its jurisdiction, the FTC will investigate and take
enforcement action as appropriate against Internet service providers for
unfair, deceptive, or otherwise unlawful acts or practices, including but not
limited to, actions pertaining to the accuracy of the disclosures such
providers make pursuant to the Internet Freedom Order's requirements, as well
as their marketing, advertising, and promotional activities.
3. Consistent with each agency's jurisdiction and to maximize the resources of
each agency, at the regular coordination meeting established by the Agencies'
2015 Memorandum of Understanding, the Agencies will discuss potential
investigations against Internet service providers that could arise under each
agency's jurisdiction, and coordinate such activities to promote consistency in
law enforcement and to prevent duplicative or conflicting actions, to the
extent appropriate and consistent with law.
4. To further support coordination and cooperation on these matters, the
Agencies will continue to work together to protect consumers, including through:
o Consultation on investigations or enforcement actions that implicate the
jurisdiction of the other agency;
o Sharing of relevant investigative techniques and tools, intelligence,
technical and legal expertise, and best practices in response to reasonable
requests for such assistance from either Agency; and
o Collaboration on consumer and industry outreach and education efforts, as
5. The FCC and FTC will securely share consumer complaints pertaining to the
subject matter of the Internet Freedom Order's requirements to the extent
feasible and subject to the Agencies' requirements and policies governing,
among other things, the protection of confidential, personally identifiable, or
6. The Agencies may coordinate and cooperate to develop guidance to assist
consumers' understanding of Internet service provider practices.
7. In seeking to encourage and facilitate the enforcement of applicable law,
the Agencies recognize that decisions by one agency to take or withhold action
are not, except by operation of law, binding on or intended to restrict action
by the other agency.
8. To ensure the effective exchange of information between the Agencies, the
persons signing below and their successors shall be deemed Designated Liaison
Officers to serve as the primary sources of contact for each agency. Formal
meetings between appropriate senior officials of both Agencies to exchange
views on matters of common interest and responsibility shall be held from time
to time, as determined to be necessary by such liaison officers.
9. The Agencies may from time to time amend this MOU in writing, and such
amendment shall become effective when executed by both parties. This MOU may be
terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days' advance written notice.
10. This MOU shall take effect upon the effective date of the Internet Freedom
Order. Nothing in this MOU shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect the
authority granted by law to either party. This MOU shall be implemented
consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of
appropriations. This MOU is not intended to, and does not, create any right or
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any
party against either the FCC or the FTC; their officers, employees, or agents;
or any other person.
So like I said, "restore the freedom of broadband companies to screw their
subscribers." There is absolutely nothing in here to suggest that broadband
companies allow users to access any Internet site or service of the users'
choosing. Nothing. At best, there's some vague nonsense about:
"... among other provisions, the FCC will monitor the broadband market and
identify market entry barriers ..."
Which means nothing. Consumers cannot complain about inadequate ROI, for fixed
broadband service, that prevents broadband provider competition. If this FCC
had been less corrupt, they would have included words about blocking INTERNET
SITES, not just market entry barriers for broadband service. What a phony we
have in charge.
Then it continues to say:
"... and will investigate and take enforcement action as appropriate with
respect to failures by an Internet service provider to comply, in whole or in
part, with the Internet Freedom Order's requirements to file with the FCC or
display on a publicly available, easily accessible website the specified
subjects of disclosure ..."
Translation: if the provider explains openly how he'll screw you, that's all
we'll worry about. And the rest is verbose nonsense, to put everyone to sleep.
Courts, do the right thing. Chairman, step down, before you get embarrassed
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