John Oliver Goes Off On An Epic, Fact-Checked, Mic-Dropping Rant For 13 Minutes That You Need To See

This topic is so boring, I'm not even going to tell you what it's about. John Oliver's epically informative and hilarious analysis will have to do the talking. It's REEAALLY important. Please watch. You'll laugh and learn why the boring is actually quite imperative to us. I'm begging you to stick around to at least 4:02, as it's really important to understanding how they could really make things worse.

Ok folks. This is your moment. Go to the FCC website. And say something. NICELY.


And then, in the spirit of freedom and dingos, you could share this. So people can learn about the most important boring thing ever.

UPDATE -- 2/26/15 -- The FCC just voted on net neutrality rules that would reclassify broadband Internet as a utility. And, what do you know, the son of a gun was approved! Boy howdy yip hip hooray! It's not over yet, though. The cable companies still might sue, and Congress still has to weigh in (and we all know that things can get weird when congress weighs in). If you believe that a free and open Internet is crucial to a strong economy and a democratic future, call your representative or senator today! Probably should have called them yesterday, tbh.

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