FCC Gets A Taste Of It’s Own Medicine – Bandwidth Throttled

In The Young Turks on YouTube by Hlarson3 Comments


“The most controversial aspect of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s revised net neutrality proposal is the so-called “fast lane” provision that would allow ISPs to charge companies extra cash for faster access to internet users. Now one small web hosting company is giving the FCC a taste of its own medicine. NeoCities creator Kyle Drake rounded up the FCC’s internal IP address range and has since slowed things to a crawl for anyone accessing his company’s website at the commission. (Actual sites being hosted by NeoCites aren’t part of the protest.) Connections coming in from the FCC are limited to just 28.8Kbps, to be specific. That’s slower than dial-up speeds from 15 years ago.”

Read more by Chris Welch on The Verge here: http://www.theverge.com/policy/2014/5/9/5699510/web-hosting-company-puts-fcc-in-slow-lane

Cenk Uygur (http://www.facebook.com/cenkuygurofficial) host of The Young Turks breaks down this amazing story. Tell us what you think of this hacking in the comment section below.


  1. This is a headline so blatantly misleading it’s worthy of FOX. This isn’t some blow against the empire, it’s a cheap and opportunistic publicity stunt. Is that not obvious?

    As far as I remember, this was my first time on your site, but–you charge for this kind of thing? Seriously?

    1. The guy has published the code necessary for all IP providers and websites to do the same.

      Did you see anything about it on your network news?

      Did you see anything about the proposed new FCC rules?

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