A Possible Delay In FCC Net Neutrality Vote?

ajit pai

There may possibly be some relief in favor of Net Neutrality.

The FCC Net Neutrality vote is being questioned by 28 senators, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. Each is asking the FCC to delay its vote on Net Neutrality, scheduled for December 14.

Twenty-eight senators, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel are asking the FCC to delay its December 14 vote on over concerns that fake public comments were submitted under real peoples’ names.

Eric Schneiderman

The group of Democratic senators sent a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai  stating:

“We request a thorough investigation by the FCC into reports that bots may have interfered with this proceeding by filing hundreds of thousands of comments.”

The senators’ request was influence by Attorney General Schneiderman’s research into an ISP-funded study that confirmed 8 million comments from disposable email addresses, and nearly 10 million comments from duplicate email and home addresses.

As “the FCC is refusing to help”, Attorney General Schneiderman is requesting any assistance on his investigation from interested New York residents.

In a statement that the vote will be held as scheduled, Chairman Pai’s office told Ars Technica:

“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. The vote will proceed as scheduled on December 14.

According to NY Attorney General Schneiderman:

“There’s no way with this set of corrupted records…[we can] have a vote based on what the American people really think.”

If you favor Net Neutrality, call your Congressmen / Congresswomen and Representatives or FCC commissioner Rosenworcel requesting a delay on the FCC December vote.

Sources: COUNTABLE: Top Feds Call For Delay of Net Neutrality VoteCOUNTABLE: Countable Explains: What is Net Neutrality?Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman: Fake Commentsars Technica: FCC won’t delay vote, says net neutrality supporters are “desperate”TECHCRUNCH: New York Attorney General joins 27 senators to call for a delay of critical net neutrality vote

Author: jmelange

I am a writer living in the Bay Area, California.

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