Uploaded on Sep 28, 2006
The future of the Internet is up for grabs. Big corporations are lobbying Washington to turn the gateway to the Web into a toll road. Yet the public knows little about what’s happening behind closed doors where the future of democracy’s newest forum is being decided. If a few mega media giants own the content and control the delivery of radio, television, telephone services and the Internet, they’ll make a killing
and citizens will pay for it. In this clip from the upcoming PBS documentary “The Net at Risk” from Bill Moyers, airing on October 18 (check local listings), reporter Rick Karr looks at the issue of “net neutrality”- rules that the FCC eliminated, which allowed every American
and every company equal access to the Internet.
PBS airdate: Wednesday, October 18 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). For more visit www.pbs.org/moyers