Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday

Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday

"But my office's investigation found that this process was deeply corrupted - with one million comments that may have been submitted using real people's stolen identities", said Attorney General Schneiderman. Adding to the already record-breaking number of public comments submitted to the FCC over the last several months, more than 760,000 calls have flooded congressional phone lines since November 21, according to Battle for the Net.

"This is unacceptable", Rosenworcel, who supports the net neutrality rules, said Monday, The Hill reported.

He said that his office's own review of the public filings showed that about 1 million comments may have used names that were in fact stolen identities.

One of the key things about our democracy is the ability to speak out on issues that concern us and when a government agency is going to make a decision on an issue of public importance, it usually asks for public comments. Before entering public service, Rosenworcel practiced communications law at Drinker Biddle & Reath. The FCC and the FCC Inspector General's office had been unwilling to provide records necessary to investigate who may be behind the misused identities - a departure from past practice, where the FCC has cooperated with the Attorney General's office on confidential investigations into practices that harmed New Yorkers and residents of other states.

Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday
Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday

But the FCC said it will stick to its December 14 plan to repeal the net neutrality rules that prevent Internet Service Providers from throttling or blocking content online, and prohibit ISPs from prioritizing some content over others, possibly for payment.

More than 20 million comments were submitted - but Schneiderman says many of them are fake.

Reached by email, an FCC spokesperson said there would be "no comment" regarding the inspector general's offer and instead attacked Schneiderman's investigation, claiming its only goal is to delay the December 14th vote to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules-which the FCC refers to as "restoring Internet freedom". "None", Schneiderman said in the letter to Pai. In its essence, that ability to access everything on the web without it favoring or blocking anything is what is known as net neutrality.

"This is just evidence that supporters of heavy-handed Internet regulations are becoming more desperate by the day as their effort to defeat Chairman Pai's plan to restore Internet freedom has stalled", Pai's office said in a statement. While Pai contends the regulations were hurting ISPs, opponents say it crucially prevented them from imposing restrictive measures such as speed throttling or content preference. The current net neutrality rules, approved during the Obama administration, barred internet providers from deliberately speeding up or slowing down traffic to or from specific websites and apps. Speaking at a conference in February, he said that two years after the rules were put it in place, "it is evident that the FCC made a mistake (which) injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market, and uncertainty is the enemy of growth".

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