FCC extends net neutrality comment reply period to Sept. 15

The FCC has extended the period during which it will accept replies to public comments regarding new net neutrality rules by three business days, setting a new deadline of Sept. 15.

The move comes after the Federal Communications Commission extended the initial comment period in July by three days.

"To ensure that members of the public have as much time as was initially anticipated to reply to initial comments in these proceedings, the bureau today is extending the reply comment deadline by three business days," reads a statement put out by the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau.

The FCC has received more than 1 million comments about how it should craft rules governing how Internet service providers govern traffic on their networks.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants to have these rules drafted by the end of 2014.

For more:
- read this Reuters story

Related links:
TWC's CEO says FCC's focus on net neutrality, other acquisitions could hold up Comcast deal
Why the FCC should take the Title II path to net neutrality
Net neutrality: Cohen says Comcast not 'degrading' content, Netflix tells FCC to classify ISPs as utility

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