Net neutrality rules are designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast from discriminating against websites and apps based on content or rate structures. The Obama Administration enshrined these rules in regulation back in 2015, but a Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal them in December.
Tonight on City Visions we’ll discuss the future of net neutrality rules at the local, state and federal level and how it may impact a region like the San Francisco Bay Area. Specifically, what impact would repeal have on the digital economy? How are Bay Area cities, Silicon Valley, and state government responding? And what will the rule change mean for your internet service?
Joining me to discuss:
- Joanne Hovis, President of CTC Technology & Energy; CEO of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice
- Corynne McSherry, Legal Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Alex Menendez, Partner and Owner of Monkeybrains.net
As always, please call or email with your questions. You can tune in live on KALW 91.7 FM or stream starting at 7pm. Hope to hear from you on the air!