Unlike legislative votes in Congress, concerned citizens don't have a local senator to complain to, and the FCC's comment process has left a lot to be desired.
The FCC did not immediately reply when asked why it made a decision to cooperate with the investigation or whether it would delay the vote. 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.
Meanwhile, organizers say they expect more than 600 protests at all 50 states at Verizon stores and at lawmakers' offices in Washington this Thursday, a week before the vote.
The Federal Communications Commission is on the verge of a historic vote to gut net neutrality rules and potentially ruin our internet.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat appointed by President Obama who supports keeping the current regulations, said that almost a half-million comments before the FCC were filed from Russian email addresses, and that 50,000 consumer complaints are missing from the record.
A spokesperson for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican who backs overturning the current rules, said in response to Schneiderman's comments on 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". "This is a big step but given the FCC's conduct over the past eight months we remain skeptical", Schneiderman said.
Although Schneiderman said he has received more than 3,200 complaints, including 350 in NY, from those who say comments were made in their or a relative's name without their consent, the FCC is refusing to provide any records or data to help with the investigation. "The FCC chairman and his staff have responded by stonewalling".
The AG's office set up a web portal where anybody can enter their name to see if it was used fraudulently.
"One of the arguments is the government shouldn't get involved in the Internet", said Anthony Martino, director of Northeast Cyber Security and Forensic Center at Utica College.
Pai said the FCC will vote on December 14 to repeal the 2015 regulations it put in place that require internet Service Providers, or ISPs, to offer equal access to all users.
The inquiry into the fake comments began in the spring, Schneiderman said, amid media reports and research claiming that several people were impersonated by anti-net neutrality commenters and allegations that bots were being used to submit comments opposing net neutrality rules.
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 chairman's office did not respond when asked for comment on the calls to delay the net neutrality vote. That's unacceptable. The FCC needs to correct this course immediately.
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