Over the past
few months, as the Federal Communications Commission has
moved closer to weakening net neutrality protections
, countless tech companies have signaled their support for a strong and open internet. The lone voice missing through the debate: Apple. Yesterday, the final day to comment on the FCC’s current net neutrality proceedings, the company finally broke its silence with a
filed in support of strong rules to protect the open internet. But why, at the 11th hour and well after other tech giants joined the fight, is Apple speaking up now? And why, for that matter, is it speaking up at all?