FCC Extends Net Neutrality Comment Deadline

Final Comments Now Due by Sept. 15

The FCC has extended the comment deadline for its Open Internet proceeding from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15.

The commission explained that the extension was because back in July the Wireline Competition Bureau extended the initial comment period by an extra 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," sais the bureau, it is extending the reply comment period.

Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants to have new Open Internet rules by the end of the year.

The relevant dockets are the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a new framework for anti-blocking and anti-commercially unreasonable discrimination rules based on the FCC's Sec. 706 authority as well as refreshing the 2010 record on Title II and other potential frameworks.