The Death of Net Neutrality?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Transcript

This week the FCC announced that it would consider a new draft of the Open Internet rules which, if passed, would all but kill net neutrality, the principle that all content should be treated equally. Manoush talks with Siva Vaidhyanathan about how this development might radically affect online innovation as we've known it.

Guests:

Siva Vaidhyanthan

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Comments [3]

Marc from New York

As the cable companies are all virtual monopolies, they do not need to have more power given them to decide who gets the best access by demanding the highest bid.

Apr. 28 2014 06:23 AM
Ramesh from NY

It is not a bad idea to ask companies like Google, Amazon, FB, TWItter to chip for free internet. These companies are using internet for commerce so they should pay something to keep up that infrastructure.

Apr. 26 2014 11:07 PM
Ramesh from NY

Checking email, downloading pictures, downloading videos from Youtube takes trivial bandwidth compared to streaming FHD video. FHD video of hollywood movies goes to approximately 8-9Gb. A typical music(720p) video on Youtube is 100mb. I do not think it is unfair to ask the movie streamers to pay extra money. When someone views same movie repeatedly, they may be downloading same video again and again.

I agree that there shoud be basic package and turbo package. We should give free internet for people who use internet for emailing and work from home.

Apr. 26 2014 11:01 PM

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