The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has provided comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to the latter’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning privacy rules for broadband Internet access service (BIAS) providers.  As we previously reported, the FCC issued the NPRM on April 1, following its decision last year to apply the “core customer privacy protections of Section 222” of the Communications Act to BIAS providers.  In general, the FTC’s comments amount to urging the FCC to “do it the way we do it.”  While the whole endeavor of offering such advice may strike the FCC staff as condescending or officious, some of the advice actually makes sense, and may be helpful to BIAS providers.  Other parts of it, not so much.