FCC establishes portal for ISP disclosures

From the FCC public notice dated May 21, 2018:

As required by the Restoring Internet Freedom Order the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, in coordination with the Wireline Competition Bureau, establishes a portal for Internet service provider (ISP) transparency disclosures. The Order becomes effective on June 11, 2018, and the revised transparency rule – 47 CFR § 8.1(a) – requires ISPs to publicly disclose information about their service in one of two ways – by providing the disclosure on a publicly available, easily accessible website or by submitting it to the FCC for posting.

ISPs choosing to submit their required disclosures to the FCC should do so electronically, in a format that is accessible to people with disabilities, through http://www.fcc.gov/isp-disclosures. On May 29, 2018, this portal will be available for both ISPs submitting their disclosures to the FCC and consumers searching for any disclosures submitted to the FCC.

An ISP that does not submit its required disclosure to the FCC through this portal will be deemed as having elected to provide it on a publicly available, easily accessible website of its choosing. An ISP that submits its required disclosure to the FCC and later elects to provide it on a publicly available, easily accessible website of its choosing should inform the FCC of this change by filing via the FCC portal a clear statement of the change, including the website where consumers can find the required disclosure.

Consumers will be able to use the FCC portal to access ISP disclosures or information on where to find the disclosure for each ISP that previously submitted a disclosure to the FCC. For an ISP that has made no submissions through the FCC portal, consumers should contact the ISP or search for its disclosure on the web.

H/T to Gary Price’s InfoDocket post. — Joe

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