Internet users took a hard loss this week in the fight for broadband privacy and internet freedom — but if you listen to the Republican lawmakers who trashed our privacy rights, you’d think they’d done the opposite.
Last night Congress voted to gut the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband-privacy rules, which were designed to prevent your internet service provider from selling your personal data (such as your web-browsing history) to advertisers and other companies without your consent.
In January, Trump appointed Ajit Pai as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. In so doing he found someone who shares his disdain for popular democracy, privacy rights, the truth and the poor.
A new report suggests that AT&T has withheld important fiber upgrades from more impoverished areas of Cleveland, leaving low-income communities with outdated technology and severely restricted broadband speeds.