Open Internet
Jeremy Brooks BY

The Internet Slowdown

Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will be displaying a constant "loading" symbol -- the so-called "loading pinwheel" or, alternately, the Spinning Wheel of Death. It's part of a protest called "Internet Slowdown Day," a push against the U.S. government's support for Internet fast lanes.

Net neutrality has long been a subject of debate on the Internet. The principle is simple: Internet service providers and governments around the world should treat all Internet traffic the same.