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TechVibes: Internet Slowdown Day is taking off

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:53 -- Eva Prkachin

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The spinning wheel of death is adorning hundreds of websites today to show netizens what will happen if Big Telecom is allowed to build Internet Slow Lanes. Have you spoken out yet in favour of #NetNeutrality? Don't miss your chance: http://StopTheSlowdown.net?src=fba

Article by TechVibes

Canadian digital rights group OpenMedia.ca has joined Netflix, reddit, Vimeo, and a huge international coalition to support Internet Slowdown Day today.

Dozens of major sites have agreed to show their users a perpetual ‘loading’ icon, to symbolize how the loss of net neutrality rules could slow many favourite websites to a crawl.

To support the day of action OpenMedia.ca is hosting an action platform at StopTheSlowdown.net and encouraging Canadian websites to embed the web action widget found here.

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