Nov 11 2014

Obama Pleasantly Susprises Progressives (For Once), On Net Neutrality

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Shocking internet activists all over the nation, President Obama made a declaration aimed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week on the topic of Net Neutrality. Specifically the President has called on the FCC to protect a free and open interview using the strictest possible regulations.

The announcement came near the end of a year when FCC chairman Tom Wheeler had proposed a set of rules yet to be voted on, that would create a two tier system for companies who could pay for faster service, disadvantaging the rest of us. There are 5 commissioners on the FCC, 3 Democrats and 2 Republicans. They are expected to vote on Wheeler’s proposal some time next year.

Upon hearing the news, GOP Senator Ted Cruz promptly named the President’s position, “Obamacare for the Internet.” Stocks of Comcast and Time Warner – the major corporate players pushing to end net neutrality – tumbled by several percent.

GUEST: Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, the nation’s leading media reform organization

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