Episode

2/26 Jodie Griffin: The Threat of The Comcast-Time Warner Merger & What Next For Net Neutrality?

February 26, 2014

Jodie Griffin, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge outlines the dangers of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, why the customers lose in the current cable market, how Comcast undermines the online video market, what the DOJ will consider when it looks at the merger proposal? The broader standards that the FCC will provide, how a possible merger would impact the future of cable and broadband markets, why the FCC has undermined its own ability to enforce net neutrality, what would really save  an open Internet, the absurd arguments against net neutrality and determining the importance of the Netflix Comcast deal.

On The Fun Half: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson sues to keep fracking from happening in his hometown, will universal Pre K mean Common Core testing for pre-schoolers? How for profit testing companies targeting Pre K, how eroding net neutrality creates more inequality, Arizona lawmaker who voted for the pro LGBT discrimination bill tells Anderson Cooper that “there is no discrimination” in Arizona, a petition on the We The People website asks President Obama to say “fuck Uganda” because of that countries horrible new anti Gay law and your calls and IMs.

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