Understanding Net Neutrality and the Future of Our Internet – A BB Special Edition

Beyond Boston – Regional News Show presents…. Understanding Net Neutrality and the Future of Our Internet: A Panel Discussion.┬áThis panel discussion addresses Net Neutrality, our Internet future and what efforts are taking place to fight against this war on information access.
Net neutrality officially ends on April 23rd! Net neutrality rules were created to make sure all internet traffic is treated equally and enables freedom of the press, expression, and speech in the digital age. Despite the clear importance of net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to eliminate net neutrality and change the way Americans access the internet. The telecom industry cheered the move; the tech industry and consumer advocacy groups hated it. But the battle isn’t over yet!

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MODERATORS:
Jason Pramas
Executive Editor, DigBoston
Network Director, Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
Guillermo Samuel Hamlin
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, MATV Malden’s Media Center
Clerk, Somerville Media Center
PANELISTS:
Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight For The Future
Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director, Mass Alliance
Cara Lisa Berg Powers, Executive Director, Transformative Culture Project
Representative Michael E. Capuano, Seventh Congressional District of Massachusetts.
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ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS & PANELISTS
Beyond Boston is a collaboration of regional community media centers whose mission is to bring awareness to topics that have impact and relevance beyond their own communities. This cohort produces a monthly regional news magazine spotlighting reporting from Boston, MA area community access centers – including Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) in Brookline, MA, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) in Cambridge, MA, Malden Access TV (MATV) in Malden, MA and MA, Somerville Media Center (SMC/SCATV) in Somerville – in partnership with BINJ.

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