Wednesday, July 12, more than 80,000 websites, including Facebook, Amazon, Google, Netflix, took part in the protest against the abolition of the rules of net neutrality in the United States, which insists the appointed Donald trump the head of the Federal communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai. It is reported by CNBC.
Network giants said that during the day they will reduce the speed of access to their services to demonstrate to their users, which can lead to regulation.
The current regulation was developed by the FCC at the request of President Barack Obama, who believed that we should seek non-interference in the preferences of Internet consumers, and methods of work of the providers regarding the regulation of traffic should be more transparent, as the speed of access to certain services depends on them. If access to certain pages faster than others, the principle of network neutrality being violated.
Internet giants hope the flash mob will attract the attention of users to the problem. They believe that no American user does not want the provider to control where they go and what they do online.
Some of the American sites on their pages placed the materials on the plans of the FCC, and e-mail addresses that users can send emails.
Israeli website The Marker notes that in Israel 4 years ago, the Commission on legislation has approved a bill stating that ISPs must provide all customers with the same services, without any restrictions.