FCC net neutrality comments surpass 3M, beat Janet Jackson 'Wardrobe-gate' for record

With the public commentary period for the FCC's proposed new net-neutrality rules ending Monday night, the commission reported that the number of comments had set a record, at more than 3 million.

With the number of comments nearly tripling from the 1.1 million reported just a month earlier, and doubling in just one week, the net-neutrality issue generated the most robust public response the Federal Communications Commission has ever seen.

It even usurped the input the FCC received a decade ago when the commission reviewed broadcast obscenity rules in the wake of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

With the majority of the comments supporting meaningful regulation over the amount of control Internet service providers exert over their networks, the FCC said it will hold a series publicly accessible round-table discussions about the matter over the next two months, starting Tuesday.

The Tuesday discussions, which started at 8:30 a.m. EDT, can be accessed here.

For more:
- read this Deadline Hollywood story
- read this DSL Reports story

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