FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations
The FCC voted on Thursday to move ahead a proposal that internet freedom advocates say could eliminate free and open internet access
Ryan Radia and Christopher Mitchell discuss the recent FCC proposal and how the internet should be owned and regulated
Organizer Kevin Zeese argues that the internet should be treated as a basic utility like in Nashville, TN, which has one of the highest internet speeds in the U.S.
Robert McChesney: In the fight between monopolies, the public doesn’t really have a dog in the race; the real question is why a cartel of private monopolies are controlling the Internet?
Nicholas Johnson: Nomination of Tom Wheeler shows Obama wants an FCC that manages monopoly competition – not a defender of public interest; Wheeler on President’s intelligence advisory board, not likely to defend right to privacy
“There are just five or six companies in America that dominate the media landscape—giant multinational conglomerates. So there may be a lot of different voices but they’re coming from the same ventriloquist.” –Jonathan Adelstein, FCC Commissioner