In its submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), FSR/BITS used the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking on “Net Neutrality” as an opportunity for the financial services sector to ask the FCC to affirmatively state in its Final Order that the “no-blocking” and “unreasonable discrimination” Net Neutrality rules do not and should not act as a legal barrier for ISPs to block malicious traffic transiting their systems.

FSR asks the FCC to Clarify that ISPs Can Help Fight Cyber Attacks Under “Net Neutrality” Rules.
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FSR asks the FCC to Clarify that ISPs Can Help Fight Cyber Attacks Under “Net Neutrality” Rules.

In its submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), FSR/BITS used the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking on “Net Neutrality” as an opportunity for the financial services sector to ask the FCC to affirmatively state in its Final Order that the “no-blocking” and “unreasonable discrimination” Net Neutrality rules do not and should not act as a legal barrier for ISPs to block malicious traffic transiting their systems.

In its submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), FSR/BITS used the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking on “Net Neutrality” as an opportunity for the financial services sector to ask the FCC to affirmatively state in its Final Order that the “no-blocking” and “unreasonable discrimination” Net Neutrality rules do not and should not act as a legal barrier for ISPs to block malicious traffic transiting their systems.

In its submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), FSR/BITS used the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking on “Net Neutrality” as an opportunity for the financial services sector to ask the FCC to affirmatively state in its Final Order that the “no-blocking” and “unreasonable discrimination” Net Neutrality rules do not and should not act as a legal barrier for ISPs to block malicious traffic transiting their systems.

In the past (e.g., during the large-scaled dedicated denial of service attacks against the financial services sectors), some ISPs have stated that such net neutrality rules have prevented them from treating malicious web traffic differently. FSR/BITS’s request for an affirmative statement seeks to eliminate that perceived concern.

To learn more or to obtain the submission, please contact Josh Magri, Josh.Magri@fsroundtable.org.