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John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality in 13 Hilarious Minutes




John Oliver explains Net Neutrality perfectly

Update: June 4, 2014, 2:45 p.m. 

The US Federal Communications Commission website crashed on Monday. While the FCC won’t credit John Oliver, the crash occurred hours after he invoked internet commenters – “Good Evening, Monsters” – to share their views with the agency on its plan to create a “tiered internet,” thus destroying net neutrality. “We need you to get out and, for once in your lives, focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction,” said Oliver.

On Monday, the FCC confirmed it was experiencing technical difficulties because of heavy traffic. Oliver's video had been posted and widely shared online (guilty as charged). By Tuesday, 13-minute clip had been viewed over 800,000 times, and by  Wednesday, over 1,690,000 times.


Our original post continues:

Good Evening Monsters,

Whatever it is you most use the internet for, I don't want to know. But, I can safely assure you that your porn/cat video/shoe fetish/deeply reported international news predilection is now in grave danger thanks to the latest sacrifice the telecom industry is demanding of the FCC. Now is the time when your eyes glaze over and words run together in a blur of "Net Neutrality ... high-speed ... slow-down ... two-tiered system ... pay for access ... Comcast .... Netflix ... Time Warner ..." Hell, I can't explain it. But, thankfully, former Daily Show contributor John Oliver, now host of his own satirical cable news show, can. The following 13 minutes will make you laugh, cry (rage tears) and perhaps even inspire you to our favorite kind of action, online commenting. If you still don't care about Net Neutrality after watching this clip, in which Oliver tells us what the fuck is up succinctly and delightfully, then just go ahead and move to that off-the-grid hippie commune you're always talking about, because apparently the internet doesn't mean shit to you.

Here's the link Oliver references at the end of the segment (look for Proceeding 14-28), where you can let your voice be heard about the proposed FCC rule change that really could change everything.

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