Last year AT&T blocked access to 4chan for about a day, due to a DDoS attack against the site. I'd love to hear Verizon's reasons on why they've blocked the site now and how they're going avoid the inevitable shitstorm.
Writing on the 4chan Status blog last night, founder Moot confirmed the site was down for Verizon customers, saying:
"After an hour and a half on the phone, we've received confirmation from Verizon's Network Repair Bureau (NRB) that we are "explicitly blocked.""
Earlier yesterday morning, he said that they've been "receiving reports from Verizon Wireless customers having difficulty accessing the image boards" for at least 72 hours.
"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."
With access blocked for over four days now supposedly, Verizon might just find they're on the receiving end of a nasty battle fronted by vengeful /b/tards. [4chan Status - Thanks, Joey!]