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February 10, 2016

Net Neutrality Comments on the FCC Site, Charted

(Federal Communications Commission)

(Federal Communications Commission)

The Federal Communications Commission in a blog post Monday came out with two charts tracking the comments filed electronically about its controversial net neutrality proposal (aka its “open Internet” plan). The initial comment deadline is today.

The chart above shows the count of total comments made to the agency’s Electronic Comment Filing System and net-neutrality-specific comments by hour. It looks like the peak count happened on June 6. HBO’s John Oliver called for the Internet’s “lovely trolls” to comment at the beginning of June, and video of his rant gathered attention as that week went on. (As of early Monday evening, the data available was through July 10.)

(Federal Communications Commission)

(Federal Communications Commission)

The second chart shows counts of net neutrality comments submitted via email by week.

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