“The FCC should be extremely wary of any arguments that claim paid prioritization or other discriminatory practices are necessary to increase investment in next-generation networks.”
For months the FCC has considered comments from the public as it examines network neutrality. There have been more than 3 million submissions; a vast majority of them were in favor of network neutrality and opposed to Internet “fast lanes.” Clearly the American public values a nondiscriminatory flow of information over paid prioritization.
While the issue has not been completely absent from the media radar, it has quieted down until earlier this week. President Obama stated that he favored reclassification of Internet access to a Title II service. Big ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and CenturyLink immediately reacted negatively to the prospect of regulations and obligations similar to other utilities.
The Daily Circuit: In order to sift through what all this means, MPR contacted Chris to visit with them on the Daily Circuit. The interview, which originally aired Thursday, November 13, addressed consequences, alternatives, and possible next steps.
Host Tom Crann also interviewed Chester Wisniewski Sr., Security Advisor from SOPHOS, Inc. in Vancouver, BC, who offered an international perspective.
To The Point: Fast-paced national/international news and issues program, from KCRW. Hosted by Warren Olney. Listen in at 2:10-2:45 ET. Also on the show, Robert McMillan senior report with Wired, Robert McDowell, former commissioner and senior member of the FCC, and Barbara Van Schewick, Stanford Law School professor and author of “Internet Architecture and Innovation”.