Regulating the Internet: How Much Is Too Much?

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On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, guest host Sara Terry leads a debate over "net neutrality," the idea that Internet providers should treat all sources of data equally so that consumers can control what they view and use on the web. Do new federal regulations achieve that goal? In the twenty years since the internet first became a household term, has it accomplished what technology visionaries said it would? Also, sewage spills pollute the California coast after recent storms, and at the Supreme Court the liberal wing is coming back to life, thanks to President Obama's two new appointees to the bench.

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Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Karen Radziner, Sonya Geis