The Federal Communications Commission was back in court on Feb. 1, called on to defend its decision to overturn the 2015 Open Internet Order in December 2017. It seems like the FCC lawyers didn’t have the best day in front of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and Prof. Christopher Terry from the University of Minnesota joins the show to explain why.
He also lays out how this very same court essentially gave the Commission the road map for a key element of that 2015 Open Internet Order, and how this approach to network neutrality was already upheld as Constitutional, despite what the current FCC leadership now claims.
Then Paul and Eric discuss why network neutrality is important for community radio and podcasting, and independent media in general. They close the show with an observance of World Radio Day, which happens February 13.
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