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Today on Your Call: Is the FCC ready to defend the public interest?

Feb 25, 2014


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Comcast’s $45 billion bid to merge with Time Warner, and the future of the Internet. The deal would combine the country’s largest and second-largest cable firms. What does this mean for the public interest? Are we on the verge of new rules to protect citizens or continued consolidation? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Ellen Stutzman, Director of Research & Public Policy at Writers Guild of America West

Craig Aaron, President & CEO of Free Press

Todd O'Boyle, Program Director for Media and Democracy at Common Cause

Web Resources:

Free Press: Arresting Development: Why the Comcast-Netflix Deal Should Worry You

Common Cause: Comcast-Netflix Deal Undercuts Net Neutrality

Ars Technica: How the US could block the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merg

Washington Post: Comcast-Time Warner doesn’t pass the smell test

Ars Technica: Netflix is paying Comcast for direct connection to network