Verizon Mocks FCC Internet Power Grab in Open Letter

Verizon released the perfect response to the FCC’s Thursday passage of the most aggressive Internet regulations in history.

The telecommunications provider took advantage of “Throwback Thursday” — a social media hashtag used to denote old photographs shared online — to make a sarcastic political statement expressing its dissent with the FCC’s decision to regulate broadband Internet service providers like public utility telephone companies.

Thursday’s regulatory proposal is based on authority established in the 1930s to break up telephone monopolies by regulating them as public utilities. In “honor” of that history, Verizon published its response in old typewriter text, and dated it 1934.

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