“The FCC did something absolutely despicable today: They voted to put an end to net neutrality. Now this is the rule that says everyone gets equal access to the internet,” Kimmel said.
“As long as they us they’re doing it now, internet service providers will be allowed to slow down or block web traffic to any website or streaming service that like, which benefits the big telecom companies and does the opposite for all of us.”
Kimmel then pointed out that 83 percent of Americans support net neutrality and that the vast majority of the two million people who petitioned against it were “bogus,” with countless deceased people among those who emailed the FCC lobbying to kill net neutrality, like in the case of late actress Patty Duke.
“Thank you President Trump and this jackhole [Pai] you appointed to run the FCC, big corporations are about to take control of the internet,” the late-night host added.
Kimmel then reminded viewers that December 15th is the last day – and potentially the final time ever – that people can sign up for health care. “Once net neutrality is gone, we might not even have WebMD anymore, so this is something that you need,” Kimmel said.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert also criticized the FCC’s decision as well as Pai’s attempts to make deregulation appealing to millennials: