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How net neutrality, John Oliver crashed FCC website

Although the Internet has really only been a part of our lives for the last 25 years, it is hard to remember a time when it wasn’t ubiquitous and available to all. A debate is raging, however, over net neutrality which would allow Internet Service Providers to dramatically change the quality and price of access to the Web.

The result of comedian John Oliver telling Internet trolls to comment on net neutrality directly to the FCC. (Credit: twitter.com/fcc)

The result of comedian John Oliver telling Internet trolls to comment on net neutrality directly to the FCC. (Credit: twitter.com/fcc)

The host of the HBO series, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” John Oliver asked on the June 1, 2014, show for viewers to contact the FCC website to protest any changes in net neutrality. They did so in droves, causing the site to crash. Read more