Net Neutrality Comments Deadline Extended
Posted at 2:35 p.m. on July 15
The Federal Communications Commission’s deadline for filing the first round of comments on its net neutrality proposal had been today, but it looks like the agency’s website couldn’t handle the amount of traffic it saw in recent hours, and the deadline has been pushed back until the end of the week.
Reports on the electronic comment system crashing today can be found here and here.
FCC Press Secretary Kim Hart’s statement:
The deadline for filing submissions as part of the first round of public comments in the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding arrived today. Not surprisingly, we have seen an overwhelming surge in traffic on our website that is making it difficult for many people to file comments through our Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). Please be assured that the Commission is aware of these issues and is committed to making sure that everyone trying to submit comments will have their views entered into the record. Accordingly, we are extending the comment deadline until midnight Friday, July 18. You also have the option of emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and your views will be placed in the public record.