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Moderation Policy

In addition to the usual methods for filing electronic comments, the Commission is allowing comments, reply comments, and ex parte comments in this proceeding to be filed by posting comments on http://blog.openinternet.gov and http://openinternet.ideascale.com.  Accordingly, persons wishing to examine the record in this proceeding should examine the record on ECFS, http://blog.openinternet.gov and http://openinternet.ideascale.com.  Although those posting comments on the blog may choose to provide identifying information or may comment anonymously, anonymous comments will not be part of the record in this proceeding and accordingly will not be relied on by the Commission in reaching its conclusions in this rule-making.  The Commission will not rely on anonymous postings in reaching conclusions in this matter because of the difficulty in verifying the accuracy of information in anonymous postings.  Should posters provide a street or e-mail address, they should be aware that although such information will not be posted on the blog, it will be publicly available for inspection upon request.

The public should react to the topics being discussed at OpenInternet.gov with respectful and civil discourse. Relevant discussion and debate are encouraged. The site is moderated and comments will be reviewed before posting. Inappropriate comments will not be posted and include threats; slurs; abusive or obscene language; personal attacks; promotion of commercial services or products; and spam. Comments that are not directly related to the post will be moved to the Off Topic Comments page. Topics that are considered off comment include but are not limited to discussions of policy issues not directly addressed by the Open Internet NPRM. Comments will be monitored during normal business hours and will be reviewed as speedily as possible.

If you wish to communicate with the Federal Communications Commission by means other than formally commenting, you may do so here.

This comment policy may be amended or modified in the future.

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