Posted October 12, 2018 05:14:51Boise, Idaho’s internet service provider, MTN, says it is shutting down due on federal cyber threat because of concerns about a federal agency.
The Boise-based company said on Twitter it has terminated the service in response to an order by the Federal Communications Commission, which was issued last week.
The company said the FCC’s order “does not authorize us to continue providing service to the public.”MTN says it has been unable to contact its customers and said it has no further comment.
Boise is home to two of the nation’s largest internet providers.
The state’s utility regulators are investigating whether MTN has violated a federal law that requires Internet providers to treat all traffic equally.MTN said on its Facebook page that it is “working with the FCC to understand the reasons behind our termination and what we can do to prevent future issues.”MTS says the FCC order also prohibits MTN from offering its customers broadband service for less than $15 per month.
The order issued last Monday by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said MTN should provide customers with broadband at a cost of no more than $25 per month if they use its network.MTS said it would comply with the order, and the company said in a statement it is working with regulators to address the FCC issue.MTNL says it does not operate a fiber optic network in Idaho.