Most FCC commenters favor net neutrality—but you wouldn’t know it from Ajit PaiEnlarge / Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)
Widespread support for strong net neutrality rules continues, both from individuals who use the Internet and companies that offer websites and applications over the Internet.

But Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has made a point of trumpeting anti-net neutrality sentiment as the FCC begins the process of reclassifying Internet service providers and eliminating net neutrality rules.
Net neutrality supporters have flooded the FCC with comments opposing Pai’s plan to overturn the current net neutrality rules, particularly since comedian John Oliver tackled the topic on HBO a week ago.

But for Pai, only one comment was important enough to warrant special mention.
On Friday, Pai issued a statement hailing the “exceptionally important contribution to the debate” made by a group of 19 nonprofit municipal-broadband providers.

They wrote a letter saying that the net neutrality rules have forced them to “often delay or hold off from rolling out a new feature or service because we cannot afford to deal with a potential complaint and enforcement action.”
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