The Federal Communications Commission drafted a set of net neutrality rules that didn't sit well with the Internet community at large. In response to the proposed rule changes, which many fear could lead to paid Internet fast lanes if approved, a group of technology companies and activists got together for Internet Slowdown Day, a day of protest in which popular sites were filled with slow loading animations to show what the web would look like if the new rules were abused. As a result of this demonstration, Congress received over 2 million emails from concerned netizens.
If you're a T-Mobile subscriber locked into a multi-year contract, you have to hope that AT&T's latest shenanigans aren't a sign of things to come. Following a bunch of complaints made to the Better Business Bureau, AT&T admitted to intentionally crippling the Atrix and HTC Inspire, which explains why owners of these two smartphone models have been unable to see anything near 4G upload speeds. Left unexplained, however, is exactly why AT&T did this.