The Curious Case of the Missing Data Caps Investigation

In an announcement that was treated to mild fanfare (meaning it was reported by certain tech blogs, but largely ignored elsewhere), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel asked her fellow commissioners in June 2023 to support a formal notice of inquiry (NOI) to learn more about how broadband providers use data caps on consumer plans. The FCC simultaneously opened a “data portal” soliciting “narrative information” about consumers’ experiences with data caps.

But more than half a year later, the NOI has not been issued and none of the information from the data portal has been publicly released.

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