Net Neutrality Day of Action Was This Week

Episode 1404 (02:31)


This week marked the annual Day of Action for Net Neutrality designed to lobby the FCC and Congress. Leo says that naturally, most of the broadcasters ignored or gave lip service to covering the event, because they are all tied to major internet providers who "have a dog in this hunt." Leo says that the internet needs to be treated like a utility, something that needs to be open and available to all.

The providers offer cable and satellite coverage, and as more people cut the cord, those same providers want to make up for it on internet access by not only charging more, but also by being the gate keepers to those who consume and provide content. Leo says that without Net Neutrality, the carriers will choose the winners and losers and the little guy will end up with the short end of the stick.