FCC settles suit with journalist over net neutrality coverup

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The FCC coughed up $43,000 today (via Gizmodo) to settle a lawsuit over a violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The agency refused to turn over records to a reporter that it was legally obligated to hand over under the provisions of the Act. Back in 2017, journalist Jason Prechtel had requested information from the regulatory agency regarding comments received while the FCC was supposedly debating the question about repealing the net neutrality rules. The Obama-era rules forced ISPs and wireless carriers to treat all streaming content the same. The Trump-era FCC removed net neutrality …

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