PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Monday, August 9, 2010
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1:06 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:58:30
Final leg in Race to the Top,
Tomorrow [TUESDAY], state officials travel to
Bonnie Reiss, California Secretary of Education & Regent of the
SHE CALLS US:
Diane Ravitch, former Secretary of Education in the Bush Administration; Research Professor of education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
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Ramon Cortines, superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); he’s in D.C., where he’ll be making the case tomorrow for
2:06 – 2:30
Will the Google/Verizon deal mark the end of “net neutrality”?
The two companies are rumored to be in the midst of negotiating an agreement that could fundamentally change the landscape of the internet. If a deal is reached between the two media giants, it would allow content providers like YouTube (owned by Google) to get their content to users faster (courtesy of Verizon, one of the nation’s largest Internet service providers). Of course expediency comes at a price. YouTube would have to pay for the privilege, and then ultimately those costs would be passed on to consumers. If an agreement is reached, the Internet would become more of a tiered system (like cable television) where some users pay more for faster access to content. Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, says “…any deal that doesn’t preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet for consumers and entrepreneurs will be unacceptable”. If this deal goes forward despite warnings from the FCC, will it mean the end of “net neutrality” or equal access to the internet? And is there anything wrong with some people paying more for preferred service?
Josh Silver, president & CEO, Free Press
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- Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. They work to promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media and universal access to communications.
- They do not support the Google/Verizon deal. They want the FCC to intervene. They believe it shouldn’t be up to big companies to decide the fate of the internet.
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC
- CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.
2:30 – 2:58:30
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