The Battle For The Internet's Next Round: Internet Slowdown Day
from the time-to-speak-up dept
A whole bunch of startups and activist groups are taking part today in Internet Slowdown Day — showing just what kind of internet we might be facing if the FCC caves in to the pressures of the big broadband access providers, allowing them to set up tollbooths on the internet, pick winners and losers, and generally limit the ability of innovative new startups to face an even playing field online. It would enable the big broadband players to double charge service providers, limit upstarts and competition, and generally make the overall internet a lot less dynamic and innovative. For these reasons and more, we’re quite concerned with where the FCC is heading, and are joining in today’s protests — we hope you will too. If you missed them, you can read our comments to the FCC on this matter, and you still have a few more days (until the 15th) to file your own.
Later today, we’ll also be posting a blockbuster “everything you need to know about net neutrality but were afraid to ask” post, and will likely have a few more posts on the topic as well… Stay tuned…