"FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says budget constraints have forced his agency 'to operate with an IT infrastructure that would be unacceptable to any well-managed business.' This is why the FCC website has crashed multiple times when inundated by people trying to submit comments on the commission's network neutrality plan, Wheeler says.
The comments website relies on a backend system created in 1996. To handle the influx of comments, the FCC extended the deadline and set up an e-mail address that could accept comments into the official record.
And it could get worse, as Congress is fighting over whether to cut the FCC's budget or approve a requested funding increase."
(Via.) Ars Technica