After hearing from so many angry Americans who wanted to preserve net neutrality rules that they had to invent a seemingly fictional "denial of service" attack to explain their servers melting down, the FCC has solved the problem by telling the public to go fuck themselves.
The FCC will no longer accept public comments on Net Neutrality, while it "reflects" on the comments it's received.
You can still tell the FCC what you think by posting to EFF's DearFCC.org site -- EFF will make sure the commissioners get your comments.
Apparently, the geniuses at the FCC don't know how to just not read the incoming comments for a few days. Imagine if other businesses put up signs that said "Please, no emails, I need a period of repose to reflect on upcoming business." Most people would think that's crazy. Look, if the FCC wants time alone, it should either just stop looking at the comments for a few days or build a system that holds the comments in transit until the "Sunshine" period is up.
While I'm sure some folks will insist that this is being done to stop the public from commenting, that's not true. It's just a dumb rule that the FCC has that it should dump, in part because of just how clueless and out of touch it makes the FCC look.
FCC Temporarily Stops Taking Net Neutrality Comments So FCC Can 'Reflect'
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Josh writes, “This morning Fight for the Future launched crowdfunded billboards targeting members of Congress who have publicly supported FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality.”
Russ writes, “Via a FOIA request I made, this is Ajit Pai’s detailed schedule from January 20 to the end of June. Shows who he met with, where he traveled, etc.”
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