Aug. 6, 2010
Verizon & Google Enter Reported Deal for Tiered Internet Use, Is Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?
The internet and telecom giants Verizon and Google have reportedly reached an agreement to impose a tiered system for accessing the internet. The deal would enable Verizon to charge for quicker access to online content over wireless devices, a violation of the concept of net neutrality that calls for equal access to all services. The deal comes amidst closed-door meetings between the Federal Communications Commission and major telecom giants on crafting new regulations. [includes rush transcript]
Countdown: Net Neutrality imperiled as Congress, The President, the FCC hide
WomensMediaCenter on Aug 16, 2010
Amanda Terkel, Deputy Research Director and Managing Editor for Think Progress and recent PWV alumna, talks with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s “Countdown” about the Tea Party’s involvement and stakes vested in net neutrality.