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Surge in net-neutrality comments crashes FCC site; deadline extended
Surge in net-neutrality comments crashes FCC site; deadline extended

The Federal Communications Commission extended Tuesday's deadline for public comments on its proposed net neutrality rules until Friday after a last-minute surge in submissions overwhelmed the agency's website. The FCC had received about 780,000 comments as of Tuesday afternoon, with about 222,000 coming through its electronic comment system, said spokeswoman Kim Hart. The pace of filing accelerated as the deadline of midnight EDT Tuesday approached, and many people have been unable to access the site, she said. "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...

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