The Commission must make more robust changes to accurately understand the state of broadband access and adoption across the country," Access Now, New America's Open Technology Institute, Public Knowledge and others say in a filing with the FCC.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to introduce legislation that would ban carriers from blocking or throttling traffic, and from charging higher fees for prioritized delivery. The potential bill would also prohibit broadband providers from engaging in "zero-rating," which involves exempting some material from consumers' data caps.
California's new privacy law is slated to take effect in just a few weeks, but there is still significant disagreement between businesses and privacy advocates about how the measure will affect online behavioral advertising.
A mandate to honor do-not-track signals "will harm consumers, as it could be interpreted to remove their ability to set granular preferences," the ANA says.