Net neutrality protests, coming to a Verizon store near you this Thursday

This image is for use with this specific article only.** Ajit Pai is the current FCC chairman

"Without additional information about the alleged anomalies surrounding the public record, the FCC can not conduct a thorough and fair evaluation of the public's views on this topic, and should not move forward with a vote", Hassan and 27 other senators - including Sens.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat appointed by President Obama who supports keeping the current regulations, said that almost a half-million comments before the FCC were filed from Russian email addresses, and that 50,000 consumer complaints are missing from the record. And the son of a woman from Albany contacted Schneiderman's office, he said, to report that she had passed away a month before the comment was submitted.

"This is unacceptable", Rosenworcel, who supports the net neutrality rules, said Monday, The Hill reported.

"50,000 #NetNeutrality consumer complaints vs. the @FCC majority's draft order that says no conduct rules are necessary", Clyburn tweeted Monday.

With the FCC set to vote on chairman Ajit Pai's plan to kill neutrality in just over a week, a diverse coalition-ranging from consumer protection organizations to progressive lawmakers to Harvard professors-is denouncing the FCC's proposals and scheduling nationwide protests to combat the agency's move to let massive telecom companies "cash in on the internet" at the expense of consumers. In its essence, that ability to access everything on the web without it favoring or blocking anything is what is known as net neutrality. Adding to the already record-breaking number of public comments submitted to the FCC over the last several months, more than 760,000 calls have flooded congressional phone lines since November 21, according to Battle for the Net.

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But questions were raised soon after that about the source and quality of the comments being submitted.

Schneiderman said his office's own review of the public filings showed about 1 million comments might have used names that were in fact stolen identities.

Separate independent studies also found high levels of suspected fake comments.

The Senators who also voiced their hopes for a delay-all Democrats except for but Independents Angus King of ME and Bernie Sanders of Vermont - made their case in a letter sent to Chairman Pai. Eshoo has worked for years on net neutrality.

Pai himself has been openly critical of what he believes are burdensome regulations and an overreach of the FCC's power. His office recently posted a page where visitors can flag fake comments, and he said it's gotten around 3,000 responses from around the country so far. But Schneiderman said that they approached Pai's staff nine times to obtain records, yet it was only on Monday morning that the FCC's office of inspector general offered to assist. Speaking at a conference in February, he said that two years after the rules were put it in place, "it is evident that the FCC made a mistake (which) injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market, and uncertainty is the enemy of growth".

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