Internet Roundup: FCC Rules for Net Neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission ruled this morning that all web traffic is created equal. In other words, in favor of net neutrality. The FCC ruling makes it illegal for broadband providers to charge websites extra money for faster delivery of content. That means Comcast can’t charge Netflix a fee to deliver streaming movies with extra swiftness. It sounds arcane, but net neutrality is a huge issue and a rallying cry for activists. What will the ruling mean for regular web users? We talk about that and other online news in our weekly web roundup.

Credits

Guest:
Xeni Jardin - BoingBoing.net - @xeni

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal