FCC Denies Public-Safety Agencies More Time to File Net Neutrality Comments
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Comments

The FCC denied a request from Los Angeles, Santa Clara County in California, Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District and New York City for a 60-day extension of the deadlines to comment in the net neutrality proceedings. The original deadlines in the proceedings were March 30 for comments and April 29 for reply comments.

The jurisdictions requested the extension because local governments and public-safety agencies are busy and focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The FCC was wrong when it repealed net neutrality and was wrong again today in its decision to deny a request from cities and first responders seeking extra time to comment on the net neutrality remand,” said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. “We are in the middle of an unprecedented nationwide crisis. Understandably, local governments and public-safety officials have asked for more time to comment so that they rightfully can focus on responding to the public health emergency at hand. It’s shameful that the FCC did not heed their request.”

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