Almost All Public Comments Were Pro-Net Neutrality Before FCC Repeal

HeadlineOct 16, 2018

And a new report from Stanford University shows that 99.7 percent of public comments made to the FCC were in favor of preserving net neutrality. The study looked at 800,000 unique comments that were submitted last year after FCC Chair Ajit Pai unveiled a plan to roll back net neutrality—reversing Obama-era rules barring corporate service providers from blocking access to websites, slowing down content or providing paid fast lanes for internet service.

Last month, the Justice Department sued California after Governor Jerry Brown signed the state’s own net neutrality bill into law. A number of legal challenges have been filed in response to the net neutrality repeal, including a lawsuit backed by 23 state attorneys general.

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