Verizon was the subject of some ridicule in the segment after they posted a video last week saying the changes to net neutrality laws are just "a different legal footing."
“When Verizon claims, Hey we love the open internet, but why don’t we just put it on a different legal footing? It’s basically O.J. Simpson asking why you won’t let him hold any of your samurai swords,” Oliver responded. “Come on Juice, you know why.”
The FCC had not responded at the time of publication to an inquiry about the cause of their site being unavailable. However, it becoming unavailable moments after Oliver encouraged another deluge of comments would seem to be self-explanatory.
UPDATE: The site is back up.
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