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Central Coast Voices: What is net neutrality?

Broadcast date: 2/8/2018

In December the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to roll back the 2015 net neutrality rules. This, despite the 5.09 million comments made, of which 99.3% were about net neutrality to the FCC. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites. So, what happens next, and if net neutrality is ending, what does this mean for individuals and businesses?

Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Jeff Buckingham, President & Chief Customer Officer at Digital West Networks, Inc. and Joshua Erdman, CEO at Systems & Marketing Solutions as they discuss what the repeal of these regulations could mean, what was the motivation, and what is currently being done to help preserve a free and open internet.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.