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Thursday, April 24, 2014

FCC Unveils ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is presenting proposed rules to commissioners today that would allow content providers like Apple and Netflix to pay for faster delivery over the so-called “last mile” of connection to people’s homes, but would increase oversight of those deals so they don’t hurt competitors or limit free speech.

The FCC had to come up with new rules because a federal appeals court struck down old open-access rules last January.

Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to talk about the proposed rules.


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Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband's battle with Parkinson's Disease and her new book, "On My Own."

A Candid Conversation With Public Radio’s Diane Rehm

The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.