Translating Morse Code for Verizon


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!



About Yev

Yev Pusin is the senior director of Marketing and sometimes Marketing chief of staff at Backblaze, which he joined in 2011. Yev has a degree in business and communications from the University of Iowa, where he developed an alliteration affinity. Yev enjoys writing in an amusing way about the "why" of things and how decisions are made, so that readers can learn and be entertained all at once. Follow Yev on: Twitter: @YevP | LinkedIn: Yev Pusin