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The views discussed in this episode do not necessarily reflect the views of PBS or its member stations. All thoughts and opinions presented are the province of Mike Rugnetta. Is the internet a public utility? No. Should it be? That's an interesting question. The Internet, as we've said many a time, is a glorious series of tubes, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) sell us access to those tubes. But the FCC is considering a new Two Tiered system, in which some companies could pay ISPs for faster delivery. This topic (aka Net Neutrality) has made us think about the important role the internet plays in our lives. Is internet access so important that it should be classified as a public utility or common carrier, like water & electricity, or public buses and subways? Watch the episode and find out! Opposing views on Net Neutrality: http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/101462-net-neutrality-a-bad-bad-idea-isp-ceo.html http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/02/net-neutrality-rules-still-a-threat-to-internet-freedom http://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/durable-internet-preserving-network-neutrality-without-regulation Further Reading: http://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now http://www.columbia.edu/dlc/wp/citi/citinoam11.html http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/ http://www.akamai.com/dl/akamai/akamai-soti-q413.pdf?WT.mc_id=soti_Q413 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/business/international/european-lawmakers-prepare-to-vote-on-net-neutrality.html?_r=1 http://www.fcc.gov/document/protecting-and-promoting-open-internet-nprm http://business.time.com/2013/01/09/is-broadband-internet-access-a-public-utility/ http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2014/06/regulating-internet-access-public-utility-litan http://www.dailydot.com/politics/net-neutrality-violations-history/ http://blog.netflix.com/2014/03/internet-tolls-and-case-for-strong-net.html http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/22/5741748/google-fiber-netflix-isp-free-paid-peering https://www.aclu.org/net-neutrality http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/04/the-end-of-net-neutrality.html?mobify=0 Assets: https://docs.google.com/document/d/151gjzoz9uq7Kl2JgQ3HbtG27T0RBLjOJFnCbbQI-gzI/edit Doobly-doo 3:23 http://www.dailydot.com/politics/what-is-title-ii-net-neutrality-fcc/ https://www.publicknowledge.org/issues/detail/net-neutrality Filmcrit Hulk http://filmcrithulk.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/hulk-essay-your-ass-tangible-details-and-the-nature-of-criticism/ VIDCON http://vidcon.com/industry-panels http://vidcon.com/community-panels ---------------------------------------------------------- COMMENTS SurefireRox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z130h5axdryigpewi04cgvngjrf3tzjrcbc Metabeard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z13zzrzisordtd3zx04chntoyqqgxbopvoc0k TheGamerFromMars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z13nipsqrxafevat423ezvebbuvtzpo5v04 https://twitter.com/DreiSands/status/477298221245427713 Stephen Deagle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z12aej4aamnptzzva23bxhoy1wqmxfgg104 Gene Reid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z13rdpmoaku1spfdp22wvpzgqyb4ttcyx04 Philosophy Tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z13dzd5qvqjxfvw2o22et3tyqx2fs3lhb04 Chanel Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z120fvfqbxixyjhu323pz5oxipuoddubk04 Agatha Xaris Villa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z13ktdl5guurcdhlf23isj4h5ybjejp5t04 FantashticIdeas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM&google_comment_id=z12zsrq4wwbmfzr4f04cf31wml2kt5fhtvc0k ------------------------------------------------------- TWEET OF THE WEEK https://twitter.com/Cloudiekins/status/478016211679068160 --------------------------------------------------------------- Come hang out in the Idea Channel IRC! http://bit.ly/138EHBh Check out the Idea Channel SubReddit! http://bit.ly/GNklUq And the Idea Channel Facebook page! http://on.fb.me/1eVl4vP TRANSLATE THINGS @ http://ideachannel.subtitl.us Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Idea Channel Facebook! http://Facebook.com/pbsideachannel Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) _______________________________ Want some more Idea Channel? Why Are There So Many Super Hero Movies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC82XkwQ9bM SRSLY What Does IKEA Say About the Human Condition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ9tDuPHirE 100th-ish Episode Special http://youtu.be/aAWKD6OXGnA

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