Groups rush to file last minute net neutrality comments

Trade associations, advocacy groups and corporations all rushed to make their voices heard on the last day to file comments on net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Groups representing major technology companies and major telecommunications companies filed comments to the agency on Republican Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to get rid of net neutrality rules. Pai’s plan, titled “Restoring Internet Freedom,” would return regulatory jurisdiction of the broadband companies like AT&T and Comcast to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — an agency that critics say lacks the necessary power to regulate them.

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