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Net Neutrality advocates strain FCC servers, deadline to protest extended

The FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System was knocked offline after being flooded with comments from Net Neutrality supporters. A press release announced a much-needed extension to the comment period.

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 openinternet@fcc.gov, and your views will be placed in the public record.

How the FCC plans on reading all of the comments, I'm not entirely sure. What these comments do say, though, is that people are fired up about the issue of Net Neutrality.

So, readers, what do you think? Should the Internet stay neutral? Are you happy with the current state of tiered high-speed Internet? Meet you in the comment section!

Want to find out a little more about the FCC's stance on net neutrality? Click here.

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