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FCC Comment Page Buckles To Its Knees After John Oliver Asks Everyone To Comment

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John Oliver recently made a brilliant report on net neutrality, which ended with a stirring “call to action” for internet commenters to tell the FCC why it should preserve a free and open internet. It is rather lengthy, but worth watching. We posted the clip if you missed it.

The FCC comment page that Oliver pointed to, FCC.gov/comments, appeared to be down for most of the day: either suggesting wonderful irony or that Oliver’s call to action has been monumentally successful. The FCC has put up some tweets in which it apologizes for technical difficulties, without explaining why they were occurring beyond “heavy traffic.”

The irony of the FCC having trouble under heavy loads concerning net neutrality was not lost on many people, who didn’t miss the opportunity to tweet some replies mocking the whole net neutrality proposal.

[More.](http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140602/17352727438/fcc-comment-page-buckles-to-its-knees-after-john-oliver-asks-everyone-to-comment.shtml)

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