The FCC is taking public comments once again… although this time they've made HOW to comment needlessly (/intentionally) complex. John Oliver announced a new URL, gofccyourself.com, that redirects to the FCC proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules. (Clicking "Express" is the easiest way to submit a comment.) The comments website promptly crashed, making it difficult or impossible to file comments last night and this morning. The comments site has started working, but only intermittently.
There are now almost 80,000 comments on the proposal, more than double the amount reported on Friday. The previous net neutrality debate drew 4 million comments, but there's still plenty of time to break that record.
Oliver urged viewers to contact the FCC and tell the commission to preserve net neutrality rules and the Title II authority used to enforce them. He also urged viewers to contact their representatives and senators.
"Every Internet group needs to come together like you successfully did three years ago," Oliver said. "Every subculture must join as one. Gamers, YouTube celebrities, Instagram models, Tom from MySpace if you're still alive. We need all of you, even, and I cannot believe I'm saying this, Donald Trump's Internet fans on sites like 4chan and Reddit, the most powerful online trolls of all. This subject is one of the few things that we actually agree on."
* Comment at the FCC: http://gofccyourself.com (Click EXPRESS and then comment)
* Use ResistBot to send a fax on the subject via SMS: https://resistbot.io/
* Use the EFF's Democracy.io to email your representatives: https://democracy.io/#!/#%2F
* Find a town hall and attend