Mad at the FCC? Use this code to create your own “slow lane” on the Web

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The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a controversial "fast lane" proposal, and it's inspired a bunch of people to protest by slowing down their own websites.

Recently, a Web hosting company called Neocities throttled its home page, and MaxCDN gave customers the option of doing the same -- but this only slowed websites down for people connecting from an FCC IP address. Now, there's an easy way to throttle your website for everyone who visits.

Venture capitalist Brad Feld just announced the project. There's a Stop The Slow Lane page and a small bit of code on GitHub that inserts the "slow lane" widget on a website.

"The FCC could soon let Internet providers charge websites to access a bogus 'fast lane' and slow down every site that doesn't pay," Feld wrote. "Do you want a slower Internet? Neither do we. Show the world what the FCC's 'slow lane' looks like by embedding the #StopTheSlowLane Widget on your site!"


Mad at the FCC? Use this code to create your own “slow lane” on the Web