Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Positioning to Control the Internet's Future

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the Future Tense show, which is produced by American Public Media. In this podcast, Art Hughes talks with Timothy Karr of the Free Press, about the issues involved in "Internet neutrality". This podcast was posted to the web on 27 January 2006 at:


The show notes included:

"Congress is rewriting the 1996 Telecom Act this year. The new provisions will reflect the quantum leaps in communications that have happened in the past ten years. Communications industry giants like Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon say they intend to preserve the open nature of the Internet. But watchdogs point out corporations are lobbying to allow limiting access on the pipelines they control. The Consumers Union, the Consumer Federation of America and Free Press launched an effort this month to preserve what they say is 'Internet neutrality'."

More information about Timothy Karr on his blog at:


I hope you enjoy this podcast!

Best regards,



Technorati Tags: , , ,


APM's Future Tense Podcast

Future Tense is a daily program that chronicles the social impact of computers, the Internet, and technology in general. Future Tense is produced by American Public Media.



Post a Comment

<< Home