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UC expert highlights what you need to know about net neutrality

05 December 2017

She urged the FCC to halt the vote "until we can get to the bottom of what happened to those stolen identities and the quality of our public record". "In fact, there is good reason to believe that the record may be replete with fake or fraudulent comments, suggesting that your proposal is fundamentally flawed".

The Federal Communications Commission is on the verge of a historic vote to gut net neutrality rules and potentially ruin our internet.

It seems that the public letter-writing trend is catching on, with 28 U.S. senators now co-signing a letter to the FCC officially asking the commission to delay their December 14th vote.

The FCC does not require commenters to verify their identity, and features on the FCC website allow multiple comments to be uploaded from the same computer at once. The protests are being organized by Team Internet, a "grassroots network of almost half a million volunteer activists spearheaded by Demand Progress, Fight for the Future, and Free Press Action Fund, three of the groups behind the massive July 12 net neutrality day of action that drove millions of comments, emails, and phone calls to the FCC and Congress". The FCC received a total of 21.7 million comments but a Pew Research Report found 57 percent of the comments used either duplicate or temporary email addresses and many individual names reappeared thousands of times.

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In an open letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last month, Schneiderman wrote that the FCC's public comments website had been deeply "corrupted", and that his office had uncovered "enormous numbers of fake comments concerning the possible repeal of net neutrality rules".

The FCC received nearly 23 million comments since last spring, when Pai first made it clear he would review the FCC's framework for its net neutrality rules, Variety reported.

"50,000 #NetNeutrality consumer complaints vs. the @FCC majority's draft order that says no conduct rules are necessary", Clyburn tweeted Monday.

"This is an attempt by people who want to keep the Obama Administration's heavy-handed internet regulations to delay the vote because they realize that their effort to defeat the plan to restore internet freedom has stalled", he said in a statement.

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Net neutrality has emerged as a complicated, partisan and contentious issue. "We've got to fix it before we proceed with a vote". Last month, a dataset analyzing the FCC's net neutrality comments between April and October of this year revealed that over a million anti-net neutrality comments that flooded the FCC's system appear to have been sown by spambots, while as many as 99% of the legitimate comments were voicing their support of net neutrality.

Rosenworcel said the public comment procedure is important to the agency's process, and it should not make any decision without a guarantee that the responses are genuine. The problem? In most parts of the United States, the amount of ISPs available are pitiful, and for many, there is only one option.

A representative for the FCC said the attorney general's investigation isn't warranted.

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UC expert highlights what you need to know about net neutrality