FCC gives ISPs 6 months to display broadband ‘nutrition’ labels for their plans

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially approved new rules which will require ISPs to display broadband “nutrition” labels that  help consumers compare and contrast various broadband plans. These uniform point-of-sale labels mimic nutrition labels at the grocery store to easily define facts about broadband services that get lost in the fine print for consumers, like pricing, data caps, speed and more for wireless and wired services.

“Broadband is an essential service, for everyone, everywhere. Because of this, consumers need to know what they are paying for, and how it compares with other service offerings,”  FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement.

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