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What net neutrality decision means for consumers

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Minnesota Public Radio’s Daily Circuit show – March 4, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission voted last Thursday to approve the open internet policy known as net neutrality.  Free internet advocates are thrilled with the ruling, but others have voiced skepticism about the importance of the vote. What will change now that net neutrality is approved? Will the average consumer notice a difference in their day-to-day lives? What companies or industries stand to gain the most from a more free internet?

Al Franken: Democratic U.S. senator, Minnesota
Chris Mitchell: Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Barbara van Schewick: Director of the Stanford Center for Internet & Society

Listen to the program here