Friday, 8 December 2017

truth in advertising*

Any industry could be accused of extorting its customers with hidden fees and fine print and internet service providers are probably already among the worst culprits and if the Federal Communications Commission chooses to award the telecoms the gift of repealing the restrictions and consumer protections afforded under net neutrality, we learn via Slashdot, ISPs won’t be required to disclose what sort of extra costs individuals might incur should they exceed their data caps and terms of their monthly plans. Companies also won’t be required to be forthcoming about penalties for switching plans or providers nor about promotional and introductory rates and how quickly that trial period might lapse.