Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20. (Aaron Bernstein/Reuters)

Regarding the Nov. 25 news article "FCC net neutrality process was 'corrupted' by fake comments, officials say":

I have little doubt that some public comments on the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to repeal its rule on net neutrality, both pro and con, are bogus. But for the FCC to pretend that it does not know that a majority of U.S. citizens do not want this repeal effort to succeed is disingenuous in the extreme. Every poll of scientific merit has shown this to be true.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai previously worked at Verizon and probably will return to the telecommunications industry when he has finished negating citizens' rights while being paid by those citizens to protect those rights. To pretend that Congress can act to restore equity to its constituents by opposing principal campaign contributors is beyond disingenuous; it is perfidious.

The Trump administration and the Republican-majority Congress seem dedicated to doing as much damage to regular citizens as they can. I am torn between a desire to see this effort fail and a realization that the more it succeeds, the more likely is a power turnover in the 2018 elections.

Frank Arsenault, Annapolis