It’s not that people don’t want broadband, it’s that they can’t afford it, a troubling situation that at the very least the government should admit and address. That is, of course, if they’re not focused on helping telecom companies more than consumers.
Source: Many Americans Can’t Afford Broadband, But the FCC Doesn’t Care – VICE
The same government entities that want to cut Medicaid and food stamps is more than happy to throw unnecessary money at big telecom companies.
Source: FCC approves $20B rural broadband fund, but not without disagreements – CNET
The FCC is interested in all those reports of new and improved payola in the music industry, though I’d be shocked if it amounts to anything.
Source: Could an overhaul of payola rules be on the horizon? Majors asked to explain anti-payola practices to FCC – Music Business Worldwide
You will never convince someone of anything if it’s in their financial interest not to do so.
Source: Ajit Pai Still Thinks Killing Net Neutrality Was a Brilliant Idea – VICE
“Urged” is an understatement considering the lack of oversight telecom companies enjoy.
Source: FCC Urged To Collect Better Information About Broadband Deployment, Price 12/27/2019
- Lie to the American public.
- Get caught lying by government regulators
Source: FCC won’t punish Verizon and T-Mobile for exaggerating their coverage maps – The Verge