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Websites Throttle FCC Staffers to Protest Gutting of Net Neutrality
A call to action?
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Msg#: 4671717 posted 3:16 pm on May 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

People worry that new rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission will allow internet service providers like Comcast or Time Warner to throttle download speeds for the next YouTube or Netflix. And some are actively pushing back against the FCC through the press and political channels.

But thatís not the only way to protest the commissionís new rules. Various companies and organizations have added code to their websites that kicks in whenever thereís a visit from someone who works at the FCC. While everyone else is enjoying these websites at ordinary broadband speeds, this code ensures that FCC staffers view them at dial-up speeds reminiscent of the 1990s.

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Msg#: 4671717 posted 3:52 pm on May 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

Oh, wow, that's a novel way of making a point.

I wonder if it will make any long term impact on the views held at the FCC, or whether they will just laugh it off as a prank.

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Msg#: 4671717 posted 9:39 pm on May 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

It would have more impact if the FCC's entire internet connection was throttled just to prove a point.

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