The Mind's Eye show

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Prof. Zack Stiegler / Net Neutrality

3/12/2015


NET NEUTRALITY
Date: March 12, 2015
Guest: Zachary Stiegler, Asst. Professor of Media Communications
Book: Regulating the Web: Network Neutrality and the Fate of the Open Internet



Professor Stiegler discusses the rammifications of the FCC's February 26th vote on Net Neutrality. In 2005, Internet Service Providers began to explore alternative methods of network management that would permit them to discriminate the quality and speed of access to online content as they saw fit. In response, the Federal Communications Commission sought to enshrine “net neutrality” in regulatory policy as a means of preserving the Internet’s open, nondiscriminatory characteristics. Although the FCC established a net neutrality policy in 2010, debate continues as to who ultimately should have authority to shape and maintain the Internet’s structure.

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