When it comes to the future of our media, network neutrality will be the most important issue to be debated and decided upon by Congress this year. At stake is who will control what information, data, images and sound you can receive over your broadband connection, and whether or not the big telcos like AT&T and Verizon can filter out some types of content or charge you signficantly more for the privilege.
On Feb. 7 the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on network neutrality, and on this edition we listen to some selected testimony. We also hear from Stanford Law Prof. Larry Lessig and Jeff Chester from the Center for Digital Democracy. They tell us more about what’s at stake in this debate and how we can agitate for the public interest.
Here’s the link to their informative podcast.