The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the full set of more than 1.1 million public comments filed on the agency’s Open Internet rulemaking. The data set, totalling over 1.4 GB of data, is in the non-proprietary and machine-readable XML format. The FCC has also promised to release a data set of reply comments, which the public can submit in response to initial comments, this fall. The agency hopes the public will use the data to conduct analysis and create visualizations.
FCC Releases Open Internet Comments Data Set
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.
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