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Your Call: How has President Obama's new position on net neutrality changed the debate?

from Save the Internet


On the November 20th, 2014 edition of Your Call, we'll have a conversation with former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps. Just hours after the President reaffirmed his support for net neutrality, the Washington Post reported that the Obama’s appointed FCC Chair Tom Wheeler told business executives that he prefers a “more nuanced solution.” Wheeler is a former lobbyist for the cable and telecom industry. What do you want to know about the politics of the FCC? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

Michael Copps, former commissioner for the FCC who served from 2001 to 2011. He is also special adviser to the Media and Democracy Reform Initiative for Common Cause, a nonpartisan watchdog fighting for an honest and accountable government

Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, an organization that works to protect the free and open Internet, ensure press freedoms, curb runaway media consolidation, and encourage diverse voices in media

Michael Copps will be speaking tonight at the Bay Area Speaks: A People’s Hearing on the Future of the Internet rally

Web Resources:

Save the Internet


Common Cause

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