Policy Disaster: Insisting the Internet is NOT a common carrier

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Most Americans have little or no idea that the regulatory authority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to insure the internet remain an open, neutral service exists but is not being utilized because of its reluctance to define the internet as a “common carrier” rather than an “information service”.  It sounds complicated, but it isn’t really. Here is a straight forward explanation by Nilay Patel.

Armed with a better understanding of this issue, this recent discussion on Moyers & Company with Susan Crawford and David Carr will clarify the issue further and explain why citizens need to voice their concerns posthaste to the FCC and the White House.