- Reddit is today joining the discussion about net neutrality, as most of the front page is plastered with posts and ads about saving the “free and open internet.”
- Along with a series of posts about various US government officials and ads about the topic, the Reddit logo appears to load very slowly and is covered with a sign that says, “Monthly Bandwidth Exceeded, Click to Upgrade.”
- This is a reference to the common fear that ISPs will arbitrarily slow sites down, forcing them to pay for faster access.
- The ads, along with the pinned post on the front page, lead to a Reddit post titled “An update on the fight for the free and open internet,” written by Reddit co-founder Steve “spez” Huffman.
- The official vote on net neutrality will take place on the 14th of this month. The five commissioners are expected to vote along party lines.
Rachel Kaser / The Next Web - 2 years ago