This Wednesday, some of your favorite websites and apps might not load as quickly as usual — if they load at all.
Before you express outrage (or throw your device across the room in frustration), take note: The companies behind these web services are trying to send a message about net neutrality. They’re simulating a world in which broadband internet is no longer regulated as a public utility — in which internet service providers (such as Comcast, Charter or Verizon) would have free competitive reign to charge a premium for high-speed access to certain websites.
The Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality is being led by a group of nonprofits dedicated to civil liberties, including Fight for the Future, Free Press and Demand Progress, but more than 80,000 organizations, websites and internet users are expected to participate. These organizations spearheaded a similar day of advocacy on Sept. 10,
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