With the recent repeal of net neutrality, many wonder what a free internet would look like in the future. In Seattle, some are looking to municipal broadband for the answer. Public jurisdictions managing internet service for residents have found success in many smaller cities across the U.S. Locally, the organization, Upgrade Seattle is working with Seattle city council members to create a publicly-owned municipal broadband. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Devin Glaser, from Upgrade Seattle..
Many consumers and business advocates have a lot to say about the Comcast Time Warner merger announcement. When Comcast buys out Time Warner, the two combined would have 30 million cable subscribers and would control close to half of the internet connections in the United States. Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green hosts a discussion on the impacts of the proposed time Warner merger on local consumers and broadband service businesses.
- Bill Schreier – Writer for Crosscut.dot Contributor of Geekwire and former Chief Technology Officer at the City of Seattle
- Susan Crawford – Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School and Columnist for Bloomberg View
- Steve Weed – Founder and CEO of WAVE Broadband