Listening, But Evangelizing A Neutral Internet

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FCC Commissioners Michael Copps, Mignon Clyburn and Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie share similar opinions about the Internet.  They all see it as a vital part of communications and free speech in America, and they all agree that it should stay that way.   This video is an interview with Ritchie who notes that infrastructure needs support and care.  Without it, infrastructure can fall apart. Which is what happened to the 35W bridge in Minneapolis.

Interviews with the two FCC commissioners when you continue reading.

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps talks with The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler and comments that inside Washington DC, net neutrality is not looked at as a big issue. But he says outside Washington, things are different. Copps says the public “gets it” and the threat that large corporations pose to free speech on the internet.


FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn.

Full video of the FCC hearing can be found here.

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Michael McIntee is a former network TV news executive with more than 30 years of broadcasting experience. He began his broadcasting career at the University of Minnesota's student radio station. He is an expert producer, writer, video editor who has a fondness for new technology but denies that he is a geek. More about Michael McIntee »

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