COMPTEL Joins Internet Slowdown Protest

Add COMPTEL, which represents competitive telecom carriers, to the advocacy groups and edge providers participating in the Internet Slowdown protest today (Sept. 10).  

Like all the others, COMPTEL is featuring an icon on its site symbolizing the loading delay of slowed Internet access.  

The idea is to "call attention to the inevitable slow down that will occur if the open Internet is not preserved," said COMPTEL. The COMPTEL site also features a banner encouraging web surfers to contact lawmakers with their concerns. 

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.