Today Is 'Internet Slowdown Day'
Those spinning wheels you might be seeing are a protest
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Sep 10, 2014 11:44 AM CDT

(Newser) Net neutrality supporters get their day of protest, and online businesses like Netflix hope that that spinning wheel of frustration—ahem, we mean loading—puts pressure on lawmakers. Today is Internet Slowdown Day, and while your Internet connection won't actually be slower, the guttural response to those endlessly spinning wheels is what online companies are banking on. Battleforthenet.com, for instance, is encouraging people to change their Twitter photos or post photos implying ISPs are greedy corporations. The FCC is currently taking public comments on the issue of net neutrality—but time is running out, and neutrality supporters are making one last push before the mid-September deadline.

 

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