In early April 2016 the Federal Communications Commission began urging transparency in the broadband Internet Industry. The FCC is suggesting a new standard way of displaying service plan information from high speed Internet providers. To make this information more easily understandable to the consumer, the FCC is asking broadband providers to use labels which are modeled after nutrition labels found on products.
As of June 2016, no provider has complied with this suggestion.
So we did it for them.
Carriers and organizations representing broadband providers are resistant to complying with this recommendation, because they state that the level of competition in the industry already ensures that they deliver more to consumers than regulations would accomplish. Because of this reluctance, we have taken a proactive step to help consumers as they are shopping for high speed Internet service by creating nutrition labels modeled after the FCC's example for the top cable Internet providers in the nation.
We have pulled together every detail that the Internet service provider itself should provide in this new recommended format. We believe that anything that makes buying broadband Internet service easier is a good thing, and for that reason we've created these ready-made broadband nutrition labels to help you choose from the biggest providers in the nation.