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The Future Of The Internet

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The FCC just announced a repeal of network neutrality which would usher in a new era of the Internet.

In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission solidified network neutrality rules that prevent internet service providers from blocking, slowing down or interfering with web traffic. Last week FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a repeal of these rules, which would usher in a new era of the internet. 

Proponents, including major broadband and telecom companies, argue that net neutrality regulation prevents free-market forces from competing to provide better service. Opponents argue a “pay-to-play” technology system unfairly favors brand-names while making the landscape difficult for start-ups.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Kenneth Rogerson, professor at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, about the future of the internet.

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Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.