Net Neutrality: “Brother, You Asked For It!” today at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)

During today’s show we’ll discuss FCC’s self-proclaimed “enactment” of new rules governing the Internet. Other topics also planned, as time permits, including a book, “The One Thing,” that I recently listened to. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., we plan to discuss.

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Program Notes:

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FCC Adopts Strong, Sustainable Rules to Protect the Open Internet

Oral Dissenting Statement of Commissioner Ajit Pai

The Internet Is Too Important To Let The FCC Wreck It

Black History Biden: Veep calls for ’emancipation’ of people’s wealth

Inside Connecticut’s Fight Over Tesla Dealerships HT Rob Abiera via DLIGU page on Facebook

Oklahoma House Committee Votes 6-0 to Turn off Resources to NSA Spying HT Rob Abiera via DLIGU page on Facebook

The One Thing (Book)


The One Thing is also available on Audible. If you don’t have an account, get a free trial here.

The One Thing website, with lots of resources

‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ Deserves A Second Season

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6 responses to “Net Neutrality: “Brother, You Asked For It!” today at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)

  1. Craig

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  2. Hi Amy. You were mentioned in the podcast wondering if Google or Facebook are in favor of this net neutrality decision. Here is the text of an email I received from Google after the decision. I think it is a pretty good indication that Google is in favor of the decision:

    ———
    You may have heard that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just put in place rules to protect ‘net neutrality.’ That’s big news.

    But there was another important decision today to help keep the Internet competitive and open — and while it’s getting less attention, it may be just as important.

    As part of its agenda to encourage meaningful competition in high speed broadband for all Americans, the FCC supported allowing cities to make their own decisions about investing in new broadband networks. More needs to be done to drive innovation in bigger, faster broadband, but this is a good step.

    Share this graphic to thank the FCC and Chairman Tom Wheeler for their actions:

    Thank the FCC for their critical action.

    Share on Google+ Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
    While the FCC’s net neutrality rules can help prevent Internet access providers from relegating some applications to a “slow lane,” this move alone won’t lead to a world where every consumer has an ultra fast connection to the entire Internet. That’s going to take more competition and innovation in new broadband networks.

    It’s been nearly five years since we offered to build a fiber-optic network in one U.S. city as an experiment — and as we’ve expanded Google Fiber into a business, we’ve seen firsthand how faster speeds can improve lives and give cities new platforms for economic development.

    Google is not the only one innovating in this area. Along with investments by other private providers, cities like Lafayette, LA and Chattanooga, TN have been investing in their own networks and developing public-private partnerships to that end.

    Today, the FCC decided that it’s important for users to be able to control their own Internet connections and for communities to make their own choices to suit their local needs for broadband. While it may not make sense for most governments to operate broadband networks themselves, we think faster, better broadband for all Americans is too important to remove an option for deployment.

    Thank Chairman Wheeler and the FCC for supporting local choice and competition in broadband networks:

    https://takeaction.withgoogle.com/thank-the-fcc

    Thanks,

    Derek Slater
    Google Inc.

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