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Net neutrality protestors crash FCC website, drive it back to the age of handwritten letters

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As the Net Neutrality feedback deadline looms, an overflow of submissions broke the Federal Communications Commission’s public comment tool today.

As a result of the downtime, the FCC has extended its feedback deadline to July 18. In VentureBeat’s own tests, submissions to the FFC’s “comment filing system” yielded an error. The FCC confirmed the site issues in an official statement [below].

 

Due to the FCC’s technical issues, major Net Neutrality protestors, including Reddit, Mozilla, the ACLU, the EFF, have opted to deliver “hundreds of thousands of public comments” by hand, according to a statement released by Free Press, a non-profit organization which says it’s “fighting to save the free and open Internet.”


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5 comments
MrFester *
MrFester *

People have to understand, the FCC does not care.  Its all a dog and pony show at this point.  The lobbyist have paid them off enough cash and reserved them jobs after they leave the FCC 

Kelly Schlater
Kelly Schlater

They should have paid for the higher speed connection!

Art Vuilleumier
Art Vuilleumier

Think this will really make any difference to the FCC ?? Don't hold your breath ...