Not Neutral on the Net
Oracle is supporting US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to reverse net neutrality rules. Oracle says net neutrality rules are "removed from technical, economic, and consumer reality .... The stifling open internet regulations and broadband classification that the FCC put in place in 2015 - for just one aspect of the internet ecosystem - threw out both the technological consensus and the certainty needed for jobs and investment".
AT and T and Verizon also support Pai's plan and argue that the net neutrality rules stifle investment in the telecommunications sector, specifically in broadband infrastructure. Pai has proposed to undo the rules, which subjected broadband companies to tougher regulation from the FCC. According to Oracle, Pai's plan to remove broadband providers from the FCC's regulatory jurisdiction "will eliminate unnecessary burdens on, and competitive imbalances for, ISPs internet service providers while enhancing the consumer experience and driving investment." Telecom companies, which have long opposed the rules, are urging Pai to reverse the net neutrality rules.