Translating Morse Code for Verizon

By | February 27th, 2015


Yesterday, the FCC announced that it would be reclassifying internet service providers as Title II utilities. Net Neutrality has been a topic of great debate over the last few months, and while many people are excited about the change, there is also some dissent. Verizon for their part, looked to the past, claiming that the FCC is going back to 1930’s technology, by posting their official response to the FCC in Morse Code.

We appreciate the humor in their approach, but we think they severely limited the possibility of having their message read and appreciated. We’d like to help. We’ve taken the liberty of translating their Morse Code encoded message into a language that is more common among the millions of people whose careers are built on the Internet. The Verizon point of view in Klingon:


Hopefully this won’t turn into an intergalactic incident, but we’re excited to see how the new internet rules will play out!




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  • Mick’s Macs

    Love it. But on the day that Spock died, it might have been more appropriate to reference the Vulcans. I’m going to miss our pointy-eared fellow and his famous raised eyebrow. Live long and prosper on the other side old friend. Hope you land on the Genesis planet.

    • Yea, we had a little LLAP at the end, but unfortunately written Vulcan is hard to find…

      • Yeah, I hear ya. And I loved the Klingon. Just feeling sad about Mr. Spock. He was so…iconic. I will miss him a lot. As for Verizon, after what Snowden revealed about them, you’d think they’d keep their heads down a bit longer and just bite the bullet. Unbelievable that these companies would even have a shot at controlling the internet the way they already do. Net Neutrality is essential if we value democratic systems.

        • Ha! I just figured out what you meant by LLAP. I wonder if Nimoy would have.

  • Well, it looks like I’ll have to brush up on my conversational Klingon.

  • You haven’t read it until you’ve read it in the original Klingon.

  • This is brilliant. (upDujHomwIj luteb gharghmey!)