They want to see if monthly internet prices, data overage fees, and other charges by internet providers are fair and is accessible to more people.
Companies like NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, representing cable TV, don't like the FCC focusing on affordability. They worry it might lead to unwanted price regulations.
Even though everyone agrees that everyone should have good internet, there's a fight over whether the government should decide how much internet and TV should cost.
NCTA says the FCC talking so much about internet prices might mean they're thinking about controlling the rates, even though the FCC says they're not interested in that.
The FCC, following the Telecommunications Act, has to make sure internet is spreading quickly and reasonably. If not, they need to do something about it.
This disagreement is not the first. Before, the FCC wanted internet providers to be clear about their prices with "nutrition labels," but cable companies didn't like the idea.
Internet providers didn't like the FCC's rules on identifying digital discrimination, saying they were too broad and might lead to strong punishments.