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How to officially weigh in on net neutrality, in two clicks

You may be wondering why net neutrality has suddenly flared up in the news again. That's because a looming deadline for public comments has drawn tech companies, investors and even top officials at the Federal Communications Commission out of the woodwork to weigh in on the issue. Critics say that the FCC's proposed plan would allow Internet providers to offer preferential treatment to businesses that pay a toll. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the rules will still prohibit any company from forcing traffic into a slow lane.

With just a week to go until the FCC meets to discuss its proposed rules on net neutrality, the agency's servers are taking a flood of responses. You can add your voice to the mix with just a few clicks. Here's how:

The FCC's Web site, which you can access here, has a list of all the major proceedings in progress.

To file a comment in the net neutrality proceeding, click on the docket numbered 14-28, or simply click here to go straight to the form.

Fill in the requested information. Hit "continue." You'll be presented with a confirmation screen.

Check your work, hit "confirm," and you're all done.

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on telecommunications and the Internet. Before joining the Post, he was the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic.



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