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Net Neutrality: The goal of Internet Slowdown Day




Protesters hold a rally to support 'net neutrality' and urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a proposal that would allow Internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon 'to boost their revenue by creating speedy online lanes for deep-pocketed websites and applications and slowing down everyone else,' on May 15, 2014 at the FCC in Washington, DC.
Protesters hold a rally to support 'net neutrality' and urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a proposal that would allow Internet service providers such as AT&T and Verizon 'to boost their revenue by creating speedy online lanes for deep-pocketed websites and applications and slowing down everyone else,' on May 15, 2014 at the FCC in Washington, DC.
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Visitors to sites like Netflix, Etsy, Reddit and Digg will find something a bit different online today.

These sites and more are participating in something known as Internet Slowdown Day.

Related: Net neutrality: Why your favorite sites will 'slow down' today

It's a digital protest in support of net neutrality--"to funnel the public's attention to the Federal Communication Commission's on-going rulemaking on open Internet principles and practices, the Washington Post reports. 

Washington Post's Nancy Scola writes for the The Switch blog and shares more.