Huzzah! Jessica Rosenworcel, a commissioner of the FCC is asking to delay the vote due to public outcry over Tom Wheeler’s new proposal. To recap, this new proposal would allow companies like AT&T and Comcast to charge extra money to companies like Netflix and Amazon just to get adequate bandwidth.
This would inevitably prevent start-ups with bandwidth-heavy services from competing because they likely wouldn’t have the money to pay the fees. Basically, it’s the opposite of a “free market.”
Anyway, this outcry and call for delay is good news (bravo, Jessica). The politicians are listening because enough people have spoken up (and they don’t want to lose votes). I urge you to do the same. There’s a petition here you can sign to add your support.