4chan Being Blocked Again, This Time It’s Verizon

Ken Eakins writes via Sittingnow.co.uk:

DO WANT ... on Verizon!

4chan site owner m00t has posted to the 4chan blog, and Twitter, that Verizon wireless, are blocking both in and outbound web-traffic to 4chan.

Unlike a recent scare involving AT&T last year, m00t believes that this time it’s for realsies, from the 4chan blog:

Over the past 72 hours, we’ve been receiving reports from Verizon Wireless customers having difficulty accessing the image boards. After investigating, we found that Verizon is dropping traffic to/from boards.4chan.org, only on port 80 (HTTP). No other subdomain/IP/port is affected, which leads us to believe this block is intentional. A call was placed to their support staff last night, and we were told that the ticket would not be looked at until Monday at the earliest, and: “You’ll need the customer to call to request it be unblocked…”

If you’ve been affected by this block, please contact Verizon Wireless customer support. The numbers we were given are: “Verizon Wireless NRB: (866) 298-537″ and “Verizon Wireless DSO: (800) 770-1179″.

Note: Users with mobile browsers that proxy (BlackBerry, Opera) won’t necessarily have issues accessing the boards.

We’ll watch this story with interest as it unfolds, as it could point to the first in what some believe to be an upcoming war for Net Neutrality.

Read More: Sittingnow.co.uk

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8 Responses to 4chan Being Blocked Again, This Time It’s Verizon

  1. Alhazred February 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    good by droid hello iphone.

    verizon you lost all my love… and my money

  2. Anonymous 2 February 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    I'm on time-warner cable… can't seem to get on from here either.

  3. lolface February 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    I'm using a laptop yet I'm still unable to go to it.

  4. Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    There goes the internet.

  5. andyscott905 February 8, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    Yeah some problem there? why?
    watch lie to me free–>

  6. truthseeker February 8, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Very cool site that should not be blocked. Verizon suxxxx…

  7. Sean February 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    now where will tweens go to look at bestiality and pretend they’re hackers

  8. Sean February 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    now where will tweens go to look at bestiality and pretend they're hackers

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