Changes to FCC rules could make more people pay $225 to file a formal complaint

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The Federal Communications Commission under the leadership of Ajit Pai has shown a studied disinterest in acting as a consumer watchdog on communications companies. It already outsourced net neutrality enforcement (or what’s left of it, anyway) to the Federal Trade Commission, and the commission is now set to vote on a new rule that would formally remove the FCC’s discretion from the informal complaint process, leaving the formal complaint process — which involves paying a $225 fee — as the only way for disgruntled consumers to guarantee scrutiny from the FCC’s staff.

Two Democrat Congressmen on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to Pai asking him to reconsider the rule, which some people say would change how informal complaints are handled. The rule is set to go to a vote tomorrow during the commission’s Open Meeting.

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