FCC to Release All Comments Received on Net Neutrality
The FCC has announced
that the agency will soon release all 1.1 million of the comments on their net neutrality proposal received so far -- in six files around a gigabyte and a half in total size. These were the comments filed both through the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and their dedicated firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
"Because of the sheer number of comments and the great public interest in what they say, Chairman Wheeler has asked the FCC IT team to make the comments available to the public today in a series of six XML files, totaling over 1.4 GB of data – approximately two and half times the amount of plain-text data embodied in the Encyclopedia Britannica," states the FCC.
The Commission hopes that providing the files in this fashion will "contribute to an even more informed and useful reply comment period," which ends on September 10.