If you’re worried about supporting net neutrality because you think it’ll mean you’ll be eternally relegated to refreshing frozen video feed when watching House of Cards, I’ve got good news for you. An open internet actually benefits you as a consumer as well as a business owner. Bartees Cox, Director of Media Relations at Public Knowledge, joined me for the inaugural episode of The Elephant in the Room podcast to explain what net neutrality is, what all the fuss is about, and what you need to do to save it. We discussed:
- What is net neutrality?
- Why shouldn’t Netflix pay more if they use more bandwidth than other sites?
- Would net neutrality slow down internet access to high-traffic sites?
- Why are cable companies so opposed to net neutrality?
- How can we criticize a proposal that nobody’s seen?
- What does title 2 classification mean, and what would it do?
- Is net neutrality dead already?
- Why are people writing the White House about an FCC proposal?
- Email FCC chair Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov
- Contact your elected officials
- Join the Rally to Save the Internet in DC
Information from Public Knowledge:
- Will the FCC Create an Internet for the 1 Percent?
- FCC Chairman Reiterates Net Neutrality Proposal at Cable Show
- Public Knowledge Encouraged by FCC Recognition of Meaningful Net Neutrality Rules
- Creating A Two-Speed Internet (New York Times)
- Net Neutrality, Monopoly and the Death of the Open Internet (Motherboard)
- What Net Neutrality Means For Your Business, And What You Can Do To Save It (Copyblogger)