Net neutrality is the concept that all Internet traffic should be treated fairly by broadband providers. In May, the FCC approved a plan that would ban broadband providers from blocking or slowing down websites, but allow them to make deals with content companies for preferential treatment, such as faster speed. Critics fear that legislation could create a two-tiered system, where companies that can pay more get faster sites, essentially limiting those with lower budgets or new startups. The FCC is currently taking comment on the proposal until June 27.
At the end of the 13-minute segment, Mr. Oliver flashed the FCC website for public comment and passionately encouraged viewers to go to the site, calling on anyone who had ever snarkily commented on a YouTube video to hone their skills for good.