New FCC Rules Exclude the Way Blacks Get Online - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise magazine Fall 2019 issue

Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rules that will affect the way average people receive data and other content over the Internet. The results of the vote — meant as a compromise between the interests of big business and the needs of “the little guy” — are likely to have a disproportionate impact on minorities.

Dubbed “net neutrality” rules, they are meant to fulfill a promise that President Barack Obama made to protect a “level playing field” for all comers to the online space and prevent Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down Web traffic out of competition or greed.