by Russ Steele
The FCC is asking for public comments on Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Proposals. It will be an opportunity for communities to express their concerns about the implementation of G5 networks in their neighborhoods. It also could be an opportunity for the major telcos to use bots to flood the comments with replies favorable to their position that state, county, and city regulations could impede rapid installation and the telcos should have free or low-cost access to rights of way and existing infrastructure.
The FCC asked for comments on network neutrality and received 22 million or more comments. A data scientist and software engineer Jeff Kao took a look at the comments and concluded:
More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the results were disturbing.
Kao’s analysis is HERE
The potential is hight for pro big telecom comments on Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Proposals being generated by bots. The FCC should use data science natural language processing to uncover the bot deception and let the authentic voices of the communities prevail as they must deal every day with the results of an invasive G5 network installation.