Verizon Wireless has blocked 4chan

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Has Verizon Wireless pulled an AT&T with their blocking of 4chan?

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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) 298-5373" and "Verizon Wireless DSO: (800) 770-1179".

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

Update #1


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."

If you've been affected by the block, please call Verizon NRB at (866) 298-5373 to file a complaint.

EDIT: If NRB can't help you, try Verizon Wireless Support at (800) 922-0204.

Update #2


Verizon should be unblocking boards.4chan.org later tonight.

I'll post a more detailed explanation tomorrow, but the issue is similar to the one we had with AT&T last year.

It sounds worse than the AT&T incident back in July. Why it's blocked on Verizon Wireless, but not FiOS, is beyond me. Anyone out there using Verizon DSL?