FCC extends Net Neutrality deadline by five days; new deadline Sept 15

FCC extends Net Neutrality deadline by five days; new deadline Sept 15

With the Writers Guild of America pushing for more feedback on the Net Neutrality issue, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended - by five days - the deadline for response to Net Neutrality comments.

As a result on the extended deadline, people can now reply to comments on the Net Neutrality issue till September 15, 2015, rather than September 10, which was the previous deadline that had been set by the FCC.

In the first round of open commenting on the Net Neutrality issue also, the FCC had to extend the deadline from July 15 to July 18, because the agency's website had crashed due to strong response from the public.

The recently-announced extension of Net Neutrality deadline from September 10 to September 15 will give the people a few more days to express their opinions on what efforts the government should make with regard to the regulation of Internet traffic.

Meanwhile, against the backdrop of the multitude of public comments that were made during an open comments period regarding Net Neutrality, Writers Guild president Michael Winship had said in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler that the commission should "hold public hearings on the Open Internet rulemaking around the country;" and added: "It is imperative that the FCC members travel beyond Washington, D. C., to hear for themselves the voices of the American people who insist upon an Internet kept available on an equal and democratic basis for all."

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