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The Federal Communications Commission has just released an updated count of how many comments it's received on net neutrality — and the number completely blows the previous estimate out of the water.

To date, the public has filed 3 million comments on the matter, the agency confirmed Monday. That's more than double the last official count of 1.48 million — which itself was a substantial increase, attributed to last week's Internet slowdown protests. The new figure also far surpasses the previous FCC comment record, which belonged to Janet Jackson for her infamous Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction (Jackson's momentary indiscretion was never the subject of an official FCC docket, so the net neutrality proceeding already made history as the most-commented-on docket weeks ago).

The new numbers come as the FCC prepares to close the net neutrality docket and stop accepting further comments. Expect the final number to rise more in the coming hours while people try to squeeze their last comments in before the Monday night deadline.