FCC/NET NEUTRALITY: “The Federal Communications Commission’s own chief technology officer expressed concern Wednesday [12-13-17] about Republican Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal the net neutrality rules, saying it could lead to practices that are ‘not in the public interest.’
In an internal email to all of the FCC commissioner offices, CTO Eric Burger, who was appointed by Pai in October, said the No. 1 issue with the repeal is concern that internet service providers will block or throttle specific websites, according to FCC sources who viewed the message…
The warning challenges the FCC’s official line on the planned repeal of the net neutrality rules, set for a vote Thursday. While the agency is poised to scrap the rules preventing internet providers like Comcast and Verizon from blocking or throttling web traffic, the FCC’s Republican majority argues consumers won’t see a difference online.”

-Margaret Harding McGill, “FCC’s own chief technology officer warned about net neutrality repeal,” Politico, Dec. 13, 2017 03:48pm