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

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

Last week, 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 announced the project Wednesday. 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.

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