The Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing a formal Notice of Inquiry to explore whether the FCC should take action to ensure that data caps and other usage based broadband policies don't negatively impact consumers or harm competition.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel outlined her desire to launch an investigation in a news release late last week.
"In particular, the agency would like to better understand the current state of data caps, their impact on consumers, and whether the Commission should consider taking action to ensure that data caps do not cause harm to competition or consumers’ ability to access broadband Internet services." -- FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
As part of the effort, the FCC has set up a portal for broadband consumers to share their stories about how data caps have affected them.
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