Netflix and Amazon are joining nearly 200 companies in a bid to keep Obama-era net neutrality rules in place. The rules keep internet service providers from slowing down the speed of websites or giving preferential treatment to others. If you’ve experienced throttling as a data user, then you have a pretty good idea of what could happen.
The companies are launching a campaign through memes, websites, apps and other areas of the net that would show what it would be like if your internet speed was throttled back. They hope to convince people to submit comments to the FCC.
The companies are launching a “Day of Action” today along with Google, Facebook, and Netflix to Reddit, Etsy, Spotify, and even some smaller internet service providers like Ting and Sonic.