The Business of Net Neutrality

August 11th, 2010

This week on Business Matters, we explore how the debate over prioritizing of internet bandwidth could shift the future of the internet from its largely free and open roots.  Google and Verizon have just announced a policy framework which includes a re-definition of network neutrality that risks leading to increased corporate power and decreased consumer accessibility on the internet. Today we invited Craig Aaron to help explain the importance of net neutrality.

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Craig Aaron, Managing Director of Free Press
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Craig leads all Free Press program, advocacy, and public education work. He works in the Washington office and speaks often on media, Internet and journalism issues. His commentaries appear regularly in the Guardian and the Huffington Post. He recently edited and co-authored the book Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age. Before joining Free Press, he was an investigative reporter for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch. Craig previously worked as the managing editor of In These Times magazine and edited the book Appeal to Reason: 25 Years In These Times. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Related Links:
-Save The Internet Campaign
-Network Neutrality Information
-Google-Verizon Pact: It Gets Worse

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