FCC extends Net neutrality comment period to Sept. 152014-08-18 09:39 by Daniela
Tags: FCC, Net Neutrality
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has extended a deadline for comments on its proposed Net neutrality rules to Sept. 15, giving members of the public more time to weigh in on how the government should regulate Web traffic.
The comments were originally due by Sept. 10. The five-day extension for the FCC's net neutrality plans comes after the commission delayed the first deadline by three days in July, in response to an overwhelming public response that crashed its online comment system.
"To ensure that members of the public have as much time as was initially anticipated to reply to initial comments in these proceedings," the FCC is pushing the deadline back to Sept. 15, it said.
The Commission has already received more than one million comments on net neutrality. At issue is whether cable providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be allowed to push certain content into "fast lanes".
Comments can be submitted by anyone on the FCC's page here (proceeding 14-28: "Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet"), via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by physical mail.
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