The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a new labelling system for desktop and mobile internet providers in the US that it says will help offer transparency for consumers and drive competition.
But… They ain’t exactly pretty.
— The FCC (@FCC) April 4, 2016
The labels should help you make better price and service comparisons by detailing all fees and charges so you don’t get screwed over by service providers.
Unfortunately, the labelling isn’t legally required, so some companies could sidestep the process, but the Obama administration has said those that don’t comply could be subject to government investigation.
Debra Berlyn, who represents the National Consumers League as chair of the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee, said that through a collaborative process across government: “The disclosures released today are far easier on the eyes.”
Who knows what v.0 looked like?!
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