FCC Blames Budget Cuts For Website Issues
The FCC's website has failed numerous times during the initial network neutrality comment period, something the agency is blaming on budget cuts. In a blog post
, FCC boss Tom Wheeler Congress has failed to provide a large enough budget for IT upgrades, insisting that additional funding would help to prevent similar problems in the future and that the agency currently operates under a budget that "would be unacceptable to any well-managed business." The complaints come as Congress votes this week on a bill that would reduce the FCC's already-slashed budget another $17 million. The FCC extended their neutrality comment filing deadline until Friday after the most recent website choke.