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Closing the Digital Divide: Monday Was Final Day Illinoisans Could Have a Say

(Undated) -- Monday was the last day that the F-C-C took public comments on a controversial plan that could change how the Internet works. The idea of letting some deep-pocketed broadband providers divide bandwidth into “fast lanes” and “slow lanes” – and charge more for the faster speeds – has faced a public backlash. Timothy Karr is with the group Free Press. Two years ago, in opposition to legislation involving copyrights, many websites took part in a partial blackout of the Internet, with some – like Wikipedia – shutting down completely for a day. Last Wednesday, there was a symbolic slowdown in protest of the threat to a free and open Internet.

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