FCC piles on with confusing numbers on Net Neutrality comments.
Taking on the issue of Net Neutrality, President Obama addressed the nation via YouTube to push the government’s position for regulating the Internet.
In his public statement the President claimed that nearly four million people supported his position.
The statement is flatly false.
Liberty News Now, partnered with the organization, American Commitment, conducted a campaign asking the public to oppose Net Neutrality.
Over 800,000 people responded to our campaign.
The FCC received four million comments. And we know that at least 800,000 actually oppose regulating the Internet because we tracked each comment and ensured they were submitted.
With that said, the FCC, which wants to regulate the Internet with new Net Neutrality rules, can’t even seem to get their math right.
Here’s an excerpt from their press release regarding public comments on Net Neutrality:
It is now well known that the FCC’s Open Internet docket is the most commented upon rulemaking in the agency’s history, with more than 3.9 million submissions to date.
Regardless of the method through which a comment was filed, every comment submitted has been made part of the official record of this proceeding.
In the interest of ensuring that the public has open access to the nearly 2.5 million reply comments that were filed during the official reply comment period (July 19-September 15), we are today releasing those reply comments in one zipped XML file. This file includes 725,169 comments the FCC received through ECFS and CSV file uploads and another 1,719,503 comments received via the email address, for a total of 2,444,672 comments received during that time period.
Clearly, both Obama and the FCC have attempted to deceive the public on the issue of Net Neutrality, paving the way for new regulations, and new taxes that will impact how we work, entertain and communication in the future..