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Friday, December 17, 2010
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1:06 – 1:30
1:30 - 1:58:30
Nothing neutral about “net neutrality”: FCC, Congress begin debate on new internet rules
The idea has been debated for over two years but the day of reckoning for “net neutrality” rules is finally here, as the FCC and Congress move toward pivotal votes on a set of regulatory guidelines that will determine the future of the internet. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has tried to move on net neutrality rules before, only to be overruled on his authority to do so by federal courts and Congress. He will try again with a framework for broadband internet service that forbids service providers from blocking content. In a nod to those same internet service providers, the new rules would allow broadband companies to charge consumers different rates for different levels of service. The FCC is attempting to strike a fine line between companies that provide internet access and the end users surfing the web—and that’s before Congressional politics get involved. Is net neutrality an achievable goal?
Art Brodsky, communications director, Public Knowledge
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- Public Knowledge is a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens' rights in the emerging digital culture.
- Public Knowledge along with numerous other consumer groups wrote a letter to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski urging him to keep the internet open.
Craig Aaron, senior program director, Free Press
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- Free Press is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.
- Free Press along with numerous other consumer groups wrote a letter to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski urging him to keep the internet open.
2:06 – 2:58:30
Comedy Congress live in the Crawford Family Forum!
The only true medicine for the pain of politics is laughter—after all, if we weren’t laughing at the (mostly) unintentional humor emanating from
Greg Proops, regular actor & host of TV shows, movies and game shows—he is a regular performer on the American, British-original and touring versions of the improvisational show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”; he has a new podcast available on iTunes called “The Smartest Man in the World”; he’s the voice of the popular children’s series “Bob the Builder on PBS; and he is a regularly touring stand up comedian, coming to a comedy club near you!
Alonzo Bodden, winner of season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and host of the Speed Channel show 101 Cars You
Ben Gleib, regular performer at the Hollywood Improv; you’ve seen him on the CBS The Late Late Show, and on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly & Showtime’s The Green Room; named one of "Six Comedians who Could be Comedy’s Next Big Thing" in Esquire & a regular panelist on the E! Network’s Chelsea Lately
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