Internet Slowdown Day is here as Team Internet members protest to protect net neutrality.
Many websites that are members of Team Internet have loading symbols on their pages instead of the normal content for Internet Slowdown Day. When this symbol is clicked on, users are taken to the Battle for the Net website to sign a letter demanding that the Federal Communications Commission protect net neutrality.
Members of Team Internet that are participating in Internet Slowdown Day include Netflix (NFLX), Kickstarter, Reddit, Etsy and more. The website lists big internet service providers Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) as members of Team Cable.
Team Internet is hoping that Internet Slowdown Day will have a similar effect as what the internet blackout in 2012 did. The 2012 internet blackout saw several websites shut down in protests of SOPA and PIPA.
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