TechCrunch reports The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Friday it would extend the net neutrality reply comment period from September 10 to September 15. The commission has already received more than 1.1 million comments, which it released to the public last week. That is the largest number of comments the FCC has ever received, with the exception of Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004, which garnered 1.4 million comments. With three extra days, net neutrality commenters will likely beat that. The deadline for the reply comment period was pushed back to match the extension of the initial comment period, which occurred in July after the FCC experienced issues with its website. Because the first comment period was extended three additional business days and the reply period then started later, the FCC extended the period for reply comments. "To ensure that members of the public have as much time as was initially anticipated to reply to initial comments in these proceedings, the Bureau today is extending the reply comment deadline by three business days," the FCC said in a release. So keep your comments coming! Related: FCC Extends Internet Slow Lane Comment Period
They aren't. This is just to give the appearance of paying attention to the little people.
Wheeler has consistently:-talked really tough about how he will keep big cable/telephone in check-caved on every issue for the benefit of big cable/telephone
You surely just misunderstood him. With "keeping them in check" he probably meant "keeping them writing out checks."