Well, this whole Internet thing was fun while it lasted!
As you probably heard by now, the FCC voted to put an end to net neutrality, effectively allowing Internet Service Providers like Verizon and AT&T to slow down, block, or charge more for certain websites.
Needless to say, people of the interwebs were both outraged and terrified that this ruling went through — particularly since 83% of Americans were completely against it — and the voices of late night were just as furious.
Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert all sounded off on the FCC’s tragic ruling Thursday night, blasting Donald Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai for giving big corporations full control of the internet.
Pai has said the FCC’s action “is not going to end the Internet as we know it” and “it’s not going to stifle free expression online.” But as the late nighters point out, this deregulation could easily turn the Internet into the government’s most lucrative toll road.
Hear the comedians discuss Net Neutrality (below) before you have to pay for it!