Internet Slowdown Day

Today, September 10, is National Internet Slowdown Day. Sites like and have come together to coordinate a grassroots effort to show people what life might be like if cable operators are permitted to break net neutrality and prioritize routing speeds to certain customers.

This is a hugely critical issue for our industry and one we can't take for granted. With policy and legislative matters, it's always too easy to look the other way, but this is one issue of which we cannot afford to lose sight.

John Oliver's segment on The Daily Show is perhaps one of the best explanations in lay man's terms of why the issue is so important: