SLOW internet speeds promote mindfulness and a love of nature, according to leading broadband companies.
The Slow Internet Federation, a collective of the UK’s leading broadband suppliers, believes reduced internet speeds encourage a calmer, more philosophical mindset.
A spokesman said: “It’s all about appreciating small amounts of data, as we used to in simpler, more rustic times when everyone dressed like Thomas Hardy characters.
“It’s about putting quality ahead of instant gratification. For example, internet users at the moment are gorging themselves on mediocre cat videos.
“We’re saying it’s better to just look at a still image of one really, really nice cat.”
Plumber Tom Logan said: “I thought my internet connection was just a piece of shit. Now I realise I’m just part of a philosophic movement.
“I must admire this lovely flower while my Youporn video buffers.”
Internet user Joanna Kramer said “I’m online all the time, and I know it can’t be good for me. I’ve wasted whole Sundays just constructing hate filled comments to leave under the pictures on the Rich Kids Of Instagram feed.
“I’d love to join the slow internet movement, but I can’t find enough information to get started. Their web page takes so fucking long to load.”