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FCC Site Crash Prompts Net Neutrality Supporters to Deliver Comments by Hand Before Deadline

Posted 15:06 EDT on July 15, 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Evan Greer, FFTF
Phone: 978-852-6457
Email: press@fightforthefuture.org

WASHINGTON — Early Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission’s electronic filing system crashed under an extra-heavy load of public comments in response to the initial comment deadline on the agency’s proposed Net Neutrality ruling. While the FCC has said it’s fixing the system, problems persist. In response, Net Neutrality advocates will head to the FCC in person this afternoon to hand-deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments.

Groups delivering their comments today include the ACLU, the Center for Media Justice, Common Cause, CREDO, DailyKos, Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, Fight for the Future, Free Press, MAGNet, MoveOn, the Media Mobilizing Project, Mozilla, OpenMedia International, Popular Resistance, reddit and Voices for Internet Freedom. Representatives will be available for comment and photos. They will also ask the FCC to explain how it plans to cope with the overload.

WHAT: Hand-delivery of hundreds of thousands of public comments in support of Net Neutrality

WHY: Earlier today the FCC’s electronic comment filing system faltered, unable to handle the crush of public comments being filed.

WHO: The ACLU, the Center for Media Justice, Common Cause, CREDO, DailyKos, Demand Progress, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Engine Advocacy, Fight for the Future, Free Press, MAGNet, the Media Mobilizing Project, Mozilla, OpenMedia International, Popular Resistance, reddit and Voices for Internet Freedom

WHERE: Outside the FCC’s headquarters at  445 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20554

WHEN: 3:30 p.m. ET


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