Vt. AG launches web portal to check for fake net neutrality comments

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he was dismayed to learn about fake comments submitted with the stolen identities of Vermonters supporting the FCC's proposed net neutrality rule change.

U.S. lawmakers and New York's attorney general have urged federal regulators to delay next week's vote on scrapping open internet rules amid concerns the public comment docket is filled with fake comments.

A Montpelier woman was among many who say their identities were stolen to submit the fake comments.

Donovan is urging Vermonters to use a new web portal that has been set up to check for comments with stolen identities, and to report problems to the FCC.

Vermont was one of 13 states that filed comments urging the FCC to protect and preserve net neutrality in July.