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September 10, 2014: The Internet Slowdown


Notice the loading banner? Today, September 10th is the Internet Slowdown. You’ll probably see the same banner or modal popups on many of your favorite sites today, symbolic loading spinner of what the internet could look like without net neutrality. Don’t worry, the internet isn’t actually being slowed down today. But it could be in the future. Just because some Internet Service Providers (namely Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T) want more profits.

Take a moment today to help fight back against them, and protect the internet!

What is ‘Net Neutrality’?

Net Neutrality is the Internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online.
Net Neutrality means that the cable/telecom companies must provide us with open networks — and should not block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company cannot decide who you could call and what you say on that call, your ISP should not be concerned with what content you view or post online.
Net Neutrality is what enables the Internet to be such a hotbed for innovation. If you bring a new service online, the cable/telecom companies should deliver it just like they’d deliver content from a corporate behemoth like Google or NBC.
Net Neutrality is what gives every startup the same chance to reach customers and users as any existing company. Simply, without Net Neutrality, startups and small business will be subject to discrimination based on a pay-to-play Internet, and the open Internet and the economic growth it has represented will be at risk.
Net neutrality @ BattleForTheNet

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About the Author

ChrisFounder and Owner of iDesign Consulting, Chris has been building iDesign Consulting in the years since graduating high school. In May he graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelors in Computer Science and in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management. He plans to bring his gained knowledge to play in the web industry. Bringing together youthful energy, talent, and creativity, iDesign is a step to the future.View all posts by Chris →

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