Today is (yet another) day of action to defend the Open Internet. Yes, there are a lot of these. Yes, they are important. Those wishing to limit the power of the Internet don’t stop, so we can’t either.
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing new rules to allow Internet providers to discriminate based on content to deliver separate and unequal connection speeds. While providers will speak of “priority access” and “fast lanes,” the reality is that we’ll see SLOWER access to non-prioritized (i.e. paid) sites.
We (and our parent company, Tucows) are longtime supporters of an Open Internet. In a truly neutral Internet, all traffic is treated the same.
If you want to help the protest and show Congress you care about Net Neutrality, you can run the code on your website too. If you are in the United States you should contact Congress and let them know this is wrong. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #stoptheslowlane.