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Reddit, Netflix, Foursquare, Mozilla, Vimeo, and Wordpress are backing the ‘Internet Slowdown’ protest against proposed US regulations that would segregate internet surfing speeds and kill “net neutrality.” The September 10 protest features a revolving icon – symbolizing slow connectivity – illustrating how losing net neutrality would harm websites and other online services.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) aims to introduce changes in existing rules allowing cable giants like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon to operate a two-tiered internet, with “slow lanes” for most internet companies, and “fast lanes” for those willing to pay more.
THERE were fears on Thursday the region would experience a blackout similar to the one in March that shut down Darwin for 12 hours. But Essential Services Minister Willem Westra van Holthe said Power & Water Corporation (PWC) generators should be back to full power on Thursday night. He said a communications error between the offshore Blacktip oil platform and mainland operations stopped gas flowing through the Bonaparte pipeline, leaving only a limited amount to power the Channel Island Power Station, which services the Darwin and Katherine regions.
originally posted by: SkuzzleButt
how would a worldwide internet shut down happen?