FCC Opens New Online Avenue For Net Neutrality Comments

Citing Flood of Comments, FCC CIO Adds Process For Bulk Uploads

The FCC has agreed on a third way in the Open Internet debate, to submit comments, that is, given the flood of them as the Sept. 15 deadline approached, and the comments driven by the Sept. 10 Internet Slowdown protest.

In a blog posting, FCC CIO David Bray said that the FCC is making a CSV (common separated values) file for bulk upload of comments, all of which will be "recieved and recorded."

"The Commission welcomes the record-setting level of public input in this proceeding, and we want to do everything we can to make sure all voices are heard and reflected in the public record," said Bray.

"The Commission is working to ensure that all comments are processed and that we have a full accounting of the number received as soon as possible. Most important, all of these comments will be considered as part of the rulemaking process. While our system is catching up with the surge of public comments, we are providing a third avenue for submitting feedback on the Open Internet proceeding."

The blog post includes a link to the CSV template that can be completed and filed in the public record.

He said the files should be 9 megs or less and should use the subject line "CSV."