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Connections: The latest with the net neutrality debate

Dec 5, 2017

What will internet access in America look like without net neutrality laws? FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to scrap the current net neutrality rules; the FCC will vote on his plan December 14. In recent days, a number of experts have spoken out about false or misleading public comments submitted to the FCC. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is investigating claims that more than half of the nearly 22 million public comments sent to the FCC about net neutrality included misleading or false information. He's calling on the FCC to delay the vote until that investigation is complete.

Why is this such a hot button issue? We discuss what net neutrality is, how the way you access the internet could change if it goes away, and more. In studio:

  • Josephine Wolff, assistant professor in the Department of Public Policy, and member of the extended faculty in the Department of Computing Security at RIT
  • Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Media and Communication Department at St. John Fisher College