By Miriam Raftery
Hear our interview on KNSJ radio with Art Neill, New Media Rights Executive Director and FCC Consumer Advisory Committee member: http://kiwi6.com/file/q9qbpwj28i (Sound file may take a minute to load.)
View video of President Barack Obama’s announcement on net neutrality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKcjQPVwfDk
November 22, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) –President Barack Obama issued a statement on video on November 10 urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify the internet under Title II.
“In plain language, the President came out in support of real net neutrality, the principle that says Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat all internet traffic equally,” says Art Neill, executive director of New Media Rights in San Diego and a member of the FCC’s consumer advisory committee, co-chair of the broadband working group.
New Media Rights has been advocating for reclassification in its recent Open Internet comments to the FCC (and reply comments) as well as in a letter to the President and his Office of Science and Technology Policy.
“We thank the President for his support of Title II reclassification and encourage the FCC to adopt the President's position,” Neill said in a press statement . “This marks a real transformation for the President, and puts the FCC's proposal for net neutrality, that was suspected to be a watered down version without reclassification, up for grabs.”
East County Magazine sat down with an in-depth interview with Art Neill, which originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio. You can now hear the interview online here: http://kiwi6.com/file/q9qbpwj28i (Note, sound file may take a minute to load)