FCC Extends Deadline for Net Neutrality Comments

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pushed back to July 18 the first deadline to submit comments on the agency's proposed new Internet traffic rules after a surge in traffic overwhelmed its online filing system. Companies, consumer advocates, lawmakers and citizens had sent nearly 680,000 comments on the FCC's proposed so-called net neutrality rules -- which guide how Internet service providers manage web traffic on their networks -- as the deadline for first comments approached.