Net neutrality, the policy that has governed internet providers for the past 15 years, is expected to be rolled back in two weeks when the FCC votes on the proposal. Without those regulations, internet providers – such as Comcast, Verizon, AT&T – will be able to prioritize, slow down or even block certain websites and apps. They’ll also be allowed to charge content producers like Facebook or Twitter to present access to users, and charge users more for access to sites or apps they want to use. Supporters say this will increase revenue for internet providers, enabling them to improve the services they provide. Critics, such as Professor Tim Wu who coined the term net neutrality, says it could be the end of the open internet, with repercussions for the development of the internet economy. He joins Soledad O’Brien to explain the impact to consumers, e-commerce and democracy itself.

 

Would less regulation lead to better service? See our extended interview. 

Show More

Related Videos

  • WEB EXTRA: Regulations on Net Neutrality and Internet Service

    December 2, 2017

    WEB EXTRA: Regulations on Net Neutrality and Internet Service

    December 2, 2017

    Net neutrality, the policy that has governed internet providers for the past 15 years, is ...

    Watch now
  • Is Social Media Good for Democracy?

    January 27, 2018

    Is Social Media Good for Democracy?

    January 27, 2018

    Facebook is taking a hard look at the impact it has on the democratic process after announ...

    Watch now
  • How Fake News Is Evolving, Threatening Democracy

    November 18, 2017

    How Fake News Is Evolving, Threatening Democracy

    November 18, 2017

    The scope of fake news on social media platform is growing and malicious actors are becomi...

    Watch now
  • Partisan Gerrymandering Case Makes its Way to the Supreme Court

    March 18, 2017

    Partisan Gerrymandering Case Makes its Way to the Supreme Court

    March 18, 2017

    Seven states are currently involved in redistricting litigation for alleged gerrymandering...

    Watch now
  • Flint Mayor: Don’t Cut Us Off, We Didn’t Put Ourselves in This Situation

    April 14, 2018

    Flint Mayor: Don’t Cut Us Off, We Didn’t Put Ourselves in This Situation

    April 14, 2018

    The state of Michigan is no longer sending bottled water to Flint residents. The city is s...

    Watch now
  • Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook Needs Explicit Consumer Protections

    April 7, 2018

    Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook Needs Explicit Consumer Protections

    April 7, 2018

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress this week, answering questi...

    Watch now
  • Latino Evangelical on a “Mission” From Above to Advise the President

    March 31, 2018

    Latino Evangelical on a “Mission” From Above to Advise the President

    March 31, 2018

    White evangelicals continue to support President Trump at nearly the same amount since the...

    Watch now
  • Common: We Have to Take that Next Step

    March 31, 2018

    Common: We Have to Take that Next Step

    March 31, 2018

    Award-winning hip hop artist Common admits social justice wasn’t a big motivator in the be...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Fortnite Fever: Why Parents Should Play Games with Their Kids

    April 21, 2018

    Fortnite Fever: Why Parents Should Play Games with Their Kids

    April 21, 2018

    Teens are obsessing over newly mobile game Fortnite – a wildly popular game that...

    Watch now
  • What’s The Intersection Between Russia Probe and Cohen Raid?

    April 21, 2018

    What’s The Intersection Between Russia Probe and Cohen Raid?

    April 21, 2018

    What does the FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office have to do with the Russia prob...

    Watch now
  • Republican Climate Skeptic Turned Believer Getting His Party on Board

    April 21, 2018

    Republican Climate Skeptic Turned Believer Getting His Party on Board

    April 21, 2018

    Conservatives should be taking the lead on climate change, according to former R...

    Watch now
  • Candidate Bootcamp Readying First Time Female Politicians

    April 14, 2018

    Candidate Bootcamp Readying First Time Female Politicians

    April 14, 2018

    Over 300 women are running for seats in the U.S. Congress and at least 40 are ru...

    Watch now
  • Maggie’s List Head: You Can’t Push Away Pres. Trump

    April 14, 2018

    Maggie’s List Head: You Can’t Push Away Pres. Trump

    April 14, 2018

    An unprecedented number of women are putting their names on the ballot, looking ...

    Watch now
  • Flint Mayor: Don’t Cut Us Off, We Didn’t Put Ourselves in This Situation

    April 14, 2018

    Flint Mayor: Don’t Cut Us Off, We Didn’t Put Ourselves in This Situation

    April 14, 2018

    The state of Michigan is no longer sending bottled water to Flint residents. The...

    Watch now
  • Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook Needs Explicit Consumer Protections

    April 7, 2018

    Sen. Blumenthal: Facebook Needs Explicit Consumer Protections

    April 7, 2018

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress this week, answer...

    Watch now
  • 75 Years of The World’s Best Photojournalism

    April 7, 2018

    75 Years of The World’s Best Photojournalism

    April 7, 2018

    Pictures of the Year International is one of the world’s oldest and most prestig...

    Watch now
  • Women Coaches Receive Half as Much as Male Counterparts

    March 17, 2018

    Women Coaches Receive Half as Much as Male Counterparts

    March 17, 2018

    Today, women coach just 40 percent of women’s college athletic teams. According ...

    Watch now
  • Meth Resurging Across America

    March 10, 2018

    Meth Resurging Across America

    March 10, 2018

    A killer drug is making a comeback – meth. Ten years ago, Congress cracked down ...

    Watch now
  • How One Family Embraced Their Surprising Family Roots

    February 24, 2018

    How One Family Embraced Their Surprising Family Roots

    February 24, 2018

    In 2017, nearly 8 million people around the world submitted DNA samples through ...

    Watch now
  • Teachings of Frederick Douglass Used to Inspire Next Generation

    February 24, 2018

    Teachings of Frederick Douglass Used to Inspire Next Generation

    February 24, 2018

    This month marks 200 years since the birth of Frederick Douglass, the American a...

    Watch now
  • Jack Daniel’s “Re-Righting” Its History

    February 3, 2018

    Jack Daniel’s “Re-Righting” Its History

    February 3, 2018

    You don’t know Jack. Jack Daniel, that is. Legend has it a preacher who was also...

    Watch now
  • Kansas High Schoolers Say Poverty is Their Biggest Challenge

    January 29, 2018

    Kansas High Schoolers Say Poverty is Their Biggest Challenge

    January 29, 2018

    In 1954, Topeka, Kansas was the center of the debate over school segregation dur...

    Watch now
  • A Year After Voting for President Trump

    January 20, 2018

    A Year After Voting for President Trump

    January 20, 2018

    Lebanon, Kansas is the geographical center of the continental U.S. It’s a small ...

    Watch now
  • Different Sides of the Road on Year One for President Trump

    January 20, 2018

    Different Sides of the Road on Year One for President Trump

    January 20, 2018

    There’s a stretch of highway near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Be...

    Watch now
  • April 14, 2018

    April 21, 2018

    April 14, 2018

    April 21, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, we take a look at women running for office in unpre...

    Watch now
  • April 7, 2018

    April 14, 2018

    April 7, 2018

    April 14, 2018

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress this week, answer...

    Watch now
  • March 31, 2018

    April 7, 2018

    March 31, 2018

    April 7, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, award-winning hip hop artist turned advocate Common...

    Watch now
  • March 24, 2018

    March 31, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    March 31, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O’Brien sits down with two students wh...

    Watch now
  • March 17, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 24, 2018

    Many universities say they are seeing an increase in Title IX complaints in the ...

    Watch now
  • March 10, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    March 10, 2018

    March 17, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, investors, both corporations and individuals, are l...

    Watch now
  • March 3, 2018

    March 10, 2018

    March 3, 2018

    March 10, 2018

    Soledad O'Brien speaks with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on gun reform. His p...

    Watch now
  • February 24, 2018

    March 3, 2018

    February 24, 2018

    March 3, 2018

    The U.S. Constitution’s 13th Amendment officially ended slavery in America, yet ...

    Watch now