net neutrality | KALW

net neutrality

Host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s December repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, regulations designed to ensure a free and open internet. 

This week, in a dramatic turnaround, voters in Alabama chose former prosecutor Doug Jones to be their next Senator. He become the first Democrat elected to the Senate in Alabama in 25 years. On this week's media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage.

Net Neutrality rules prohibits internet service providers from speeding up, slowing down, or blocking any content, but that’s about to change.

This week, public interest groups and several corporations took part in a day of action to protest the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality, which ensures an open Internet for all.


Who is Ajit Pai, the new chair of the FCC?

Your Call Weekly Kudos: February 27, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

Every week on Your Call's Friday Media Roundtable, we ask the journalists on our panel to recommend great reporting they've seen this week.

This week we spoke with:


Trevor Timm, co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation

Marisa Taylor, investigative reporter with McClatchy in Washington DC

Craig Aaron, president of Free Press

Your Call: Net neutrality rules; NSA and whistleblowers

Feb 27, 2015

On the February 27th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss a new investigation by McClatchy about National Security Agency’s retaliation against whistleblowers. We will also discuss the new net neutrality rules and major players lobbying the FCC . We’ll be joined by McClatchy’s Marisa Taylor and the Freedom of the Press Foundation’s Travor Timm and Free Press' Craig Aaron. What grabbed your attention this week? Join the conversation on the next Your call, with Rose Aguilar and you.



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.