If certain large carriers get their way, many sites may load slower for consumers.
Your Internet connection might look like it is slower than normal today, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. This is due to an online, grassroots protest called Internet Slowdown Day
. Your connection will be working just fine, but many sites — including top web sites such as Google, Netflix, Amazon, and Reddit — will be showing a constant loading symbol.
Why are they doing this? To gain the public’s attention regarding the on-going net neutrality debate. (see our earlier post: How Net Neutrality Affects You)
There has been a lot of discussion about net neutrality lately, but it’s a topic that can be difficult to understand. This article briefly looks at the recent background (why it’s in the news), and both sides of the debate. If you have any questions about net neutrality, let us know in the comments section. Thanks.
What is Net Neutrality