John Oliver explains why you should really care about net neutrality

Cisco and Oracle cheer the end of net-neutrality in the US

John Oliver Once Again Breaks the Internet in His Quest For Net Neutrality

He offered an easy path to commenting on the FCC's site (a process that has become infinitely more complicated since 2014): simply visit

It's been three years since Oliver first ranted about net neutrality, which at the time was still just being reconstructed after a Verizon lawsuit gutted the original 2010 rules.

The net neutrality rules, which the FCC put in place in 2015, prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to speedy internet, essentially a "fast lane", to certain internet services over others. Now Net Neutrality is again under attack under the Trump administration.

"These actors were not attempting to file comments themselves; rather they made it hard for legitimate commenters to access and file with the FCC", he said.

Observers were quick to note on Twitter that the FCC's website went down shortly after "Last Week Tonight" aired on HBO. And once again, John Oliver is running to the rescue, but this time he's building bridges with everyone from YouTube celebrities to pro-Trump trolls in order to save the internet from corporate manipulation.

Broadband providers and many Republicans oppose the net neutrality rules, saying they have slowed broadband investment and created unnecessary regulations. The notion of a free, nearly self-regulating market is something that Pai often advocated in the past, and is also one of the main reasons why the current FCC Chairman is looking to overturn the current net neutrality rules that were adopted in 2015 under his predecessor Tom Wheeler appointed by the former Obama administration. Using custom-generated text, we help Internet users develop and submit personal comments to the official docket with just two clicks.

"Despite being a smart man, he sure loves to play dumb about why ISPs were ever moved to Title II", Oliver said.

By Monday afternoon, the FCC's comments system appeared to be functioning, and there were more than 179,000 comments on the site. The court said in its ruling - which came about as a result of a lawsuit filed by Verizon - that the FCC could only impose those types of rules on Title II companies.

"It's time for the public to weigh in and tell Chairman Pai, Congress and the White House to keep their hands off the open internet".

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