Today—July 12, 2017—large swaths of the Internet stand together to protest the FCC’s initiative to roll back Title II and end net neutrality. The FCC started this process with a vote in May, and the organization is currently taking public comments on the matter. We’re resurfacing this guide to a successful comment given the day of protests; it originally ran in early June.
If you’re hoping to keep strong net neutrality rules on the books, a former Federal Communications Commission official has some advice for writing a great comment to the FCC.
Gigi Sohn was a top counselor to former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler when the commission reclassified ISPs as common carriers and imposed net neutrality rules against blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. Yesterday, she published a post on Mashable titled “4 steps to writing an impactful net neutrality comment (which you should do).” Even if the FCC repeals net neutrality rules, meaningful comments could help net neutrality advocates argue in a future court case that the rules should be reinstated, she wrote.