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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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Posted Jan. 22, 2014
Interview with Todd O’Boyle, program director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris
In an action that could dramatically change the way millions of Americans access the Internet, a Washington D.C. appeals court threw out the Federal Communications Commission’s rules on the important principle known as Net Neutrality. The FCC regulations, invalidated by the court in a Jan. 14 ruling, had mandated an even playing field for all Internet users and content producers. Now, with these rules no longer in place, Internet service providers and giant telecommunications and cable companies like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner can both block certain Internet websites and/or charge customers a premium to gain access to specific sites. These companies can now also slow down or speed up their customer’s access to streaming movies, software and other data, depending on the amount of money charged.
Civil liberties and media democracy activists have long warned that FCC rules on Net Neutrality were weak and open to challenge. Now with this court ruling open Internet advocates are calling on newly appointed FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler, a former cable and wireless lobbyist, to immediately change the Commission’s classification of broadband from an “information service” to a “telecommunications service.” However, this move would likely trigger loud and angry opposition from the biggest players in the cable and phone industry.
Between The Line’s Scott Harris spoke with Todd O’Boyle, program director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause, who assesses the recent federal court decision overturning FCC rules on net neutrality, and the options now for new regulations to preserve an open Internet.
For more information on the Media and Democracy program at Common Cause, visit commoncause.org.