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Internet Slowdown Day becomes an online picket protest

Sharon Gaudin | Sept. 11, 2014

Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research, said he backs net neutrality and is glad the slowdown day could raise awareness.

"I like the initiative," Kerravala said. "I think the FCC is wrong to propose paid prioritization. The Internet was founded on a premise of a global, connected network where all traffic is treated the same way. Changing the net neutrality laws could significantly hamper consumer services negatively."

Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, said the fact that there isn't an actual, purposeful slowdown on any of the participating sites doesn't take away from the message.

"Sustained awareness is critical here," he added. "I think net neutrality is essential for the development of the Web. It's not just some big companies against other big companies."

 

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