FCC Extends Deadline for Second Round of Net Neutrality Comments
Posted at 4:15 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2014
People looking to file net neutrality reply comments to the Federal Communications Commission will have a few extra days to do so. In a public notice, the FCC announced that the deadline for filing the second round of comments on its controversial proposalregarding Internet speeds will be Sept. 15. The deadline had originally been Sept. 10.
The July deadline for the initial round of comments had been pushed back a few days as well, so this extension keeps the comment periods aligned.
From the FCC:
On July 15, 2014, however, the Bureau announced that initial comments would be accepted as timely filed for an additional three business days (i.e., through July 18, 2014). 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. Accordingly, interested parties now have until Monday, September 15, 2014, to file reply comments
The reason for the first deadline extension back in July was apparently because the agency’s electronic commenting system couldn’t handle the amount of traffic it saw. The website’s commenting system reportedly crashed that day.