SparkFun joins a slew of websites across the net protesting the FCC's plans to gut Net Neutrality
Today SparkFun joins websites across the internet great and small in the Internet Slowdown. You should find a widget on SparkFun.com sites displaying the iconic "spinning wheel of death" and linking to battleforthenet.com. There you'll find the latest updates on the FCC, Net Neutrality, and the future of the fairness of the internet.
Not three weeks ago on the SparkFun blog I discussed this very same game of internet preservation. It's been an eventful summer and the end of the FCC's open comment period on Proceeding 14-28: Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet came up awfully fast! After a monumental public outcry about the proposed plan allowing ISPs to charge for "Internet Fast Lanes," the body announced a set of public, round-table discussions in Washington, D.C., today, September 10. In response, the Internet Slowdown was launched to raise awareness.
Today we join Netflix, Mozilla, Kickstarter, Reddit, and lots of other sites with widgets and images and icons all aimed at helping internet users understand what's at stake. Please take some time today to learn about the issue and contact the FCC and your representatives in Congress!